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

T. E. Geraghty, S. Love, D. J. Taylor, Jane Heller, D. J. Mellor, Kristoph Hughes

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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°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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOlympics of colic research
Place of PublicationLiverpool, London
PublisherBritish Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA)
Pages164:227-231
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Colic Research Symposium - Liverpool
Duration: 15 Jun 200818 Jun 2008

Conference

ConferenceInternational Colic Research Symposium
Period15/06/0818/06/08

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    Geraghty, T. E., Love, S., Taylor, D. J., Heller, J., Mellor, D. J., & Hughes, K. (2008). Assessment of subclinical venous catheter-related diseases in horses and associated risk factors. In Olympics of colic research (pp. 164:227-231). British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA).