Assessment of subclinical venous catheter-related diseases in horses and associated risk factors

Geraghty, T.E., Love, S., Taylor, D.J., Heller, J., Mellor, D.J. and Hughes, K.J. (2009) Assessment of subclinical venous catheter-related diseases in horses and associated risk factors. Veterinary Record, 164(8), pp. 227-231. (doi:10.1136/vr.164.8.227)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.164.8.227

Abstract

A total of 102 horses that had a catheter introduced intravenously to facilitate treatment had the catheterised jugular vein and contralateral vein examined by ultrasound every 48 hours. Subclinical complications were defined by thrombus formation or thickening of the venous wall, and the data were analysed to establish risk factors for the development of these complications. The horses with a rectal temperature above 38.5 degrees C when the catheter was introduced were four times more likely to develop complications, than the horses with a lower temperature. The administration of a NSAID while the catheter was in place reduced the risk of complications developing

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Love, Professor Sandy and Mellor, Professor Dominic
Authors: Geraghty, T.E., Love, S., Taylor, D.J., Heller, J., Mellor, D.J., and Hughes, K.J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Record
Publisher:B M J Group
ISSN:0042-4900
ISSN (Online):2042-7670

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