ACUTE PHASE PROTEINS AS A MARKER of RESPIRATORY INFLAMMATION in PRZEWALSKI'S HORSE (EQUUS FERUS PRZEWALSKII)

Samantha J. Sander, Priscilla H. Joyner, Carolyn Cray, David S. Rotstein, Copper Aitken-Palmer

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Abstract

Acute phase proteins are sensitive markers of inflammation, which are highly conserved across taxa. Although the utility of these proteins are becoming well defined in human and domestic animal medical fields, their role in nondomestic species remains unclear. In this communication, a 20-yr-old Przewalski's horse was presented for unresolving aspiration pneumonia, which cultured a unique Actinomyces-like bacteria. Despite waxing and waning clinical signs and minimal changes on baseline hematologic analysis, protein electrophoresis, serum amyloid A, and surfactant protein D serum concentrations showed changes that more accurately reflected the clinical severity of this case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)654-658
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Acute phase protein
  • Equus ferus przewalskii
  • haptoglobin
  • Przewalski's horse
  • serum amyloid A
  • surfactant protein D.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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