Effect of hydroxyethyl starch infusion on colloid oncotic pressure in hypoproteinemic horses.
PA Jones, FT Bain, TD Byars, JB David, RC Boston
J Am Vet Med Assoc | Published : 2001
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) on colloid oncotic pressure (pi) during fluid resuscitation of hypoproteinemic horses and to evaluate the clinical usefulness of direct and indirect methods for determination of pi before and after infusion of a synthetic colloid. DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. ANIMALS: 11 hypoproteinemic horses. PROCEDURE: Horses received IV infusions of 8 to 10 ml of a 6% solution of HES/kg (3.6 to 4.5 ml/lb) of body weight during fluid resuscitation. Blood samples were obtained for determination of plasma measured colloid oncotic pressure (pi meas) and plasma total protein and albumin (A) concentrations. Plasma globulin concentration (G)..View full abstract