Effect of body size on gastric emptying using the C-13-octanoic acid breath test

Yam, P.S., McLellan, J., Wyse, C.A., Reid, S., Cooper, J. and Preston, T. (2004) Effect of body size on gastric emptying using the C-13-octanoic acid breath test. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 45(8), pp. 386-389.

Yam, P.S., McLellan, J., Wyse, C.A., Reid, S., Cooper, J. and Preston, T. (2004) Effect of body size on gastric emptying using the C-13-octanoic acid breath test. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 45(8), pp. 386-389.

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Abstract

The C-13-octanoic acid breath test (OABT) may be a useful non- invasive method for assessing the rate of gastric emptying in dogs. The aim of this study was to determine whether an association exists between body size and rate of gastric emptying in dogs. Fifty-five dogs ranging from 6 to 39 kg were recruited and rate of gastric emptying was assessed using the OABT. The time to peak (CO2)-C-13 excretion (t(max)) and half- dose recovery time (t(1/2)) were calculated. The OABT was simple to perform and well tolerated by the. dogs. Mean (sd) t(max) was 2(.)67 hours (0(.)6) and mean t(1/2) was 3(.)38 hours (0(.)79). Inter-individual variation in the rate of gastric emptying was 23(.)3 per cent for t(1/2) and 22(.)5 per cent for t(max). No association was detected between the rate of gastric emptying and body surface area, mass, age, sex or test operator. The OABT may be a useful non-invasive and non- radioactive test for assessment of the rate of gastric emptying in dogs in clinical practice.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Preston, Professor Thomas and Yam, Dr Philippa and Wyse, Dr Cathy and Reid, Professor Stuart
Authors: Yam, P.S., McLellan, J., Wyse, C.A., Reid, S., Cooper, J., and Preston, T.
Subjects:S Agriculture > SF Animal culture > SF600 Veterinary Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Journal of Small Animal Practice
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:0022-4510
ISSN (Online):1748-5827

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