Journal article

Coagulation profiles in 27 horses with large colon volvulus

BL Dallap, B Dolente, R Boston

Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care | Published : 2003


Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate coagulation profiles in horses with surgical treatment of large colon volvulus (LCV), and determine if an association exists between hemostatic dysfunction and outcome. Design: Prospective clinical investigation from February to December 2000. Setting: Large animal intensive care unit in a veterinary teaching hospital. Interventions: Blood was collected from horses intra-operatively, 24, and 48 hours following surgical treatment for LCV. Measurements: Coagulation profiles, thrombin–antithrombin (TAT) levels, and D-dimer concentrations were determined for each time point. The number of tests abnormal in the standard coagulation profile, d..

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