To investigate physiological consequences of autologous blood instillation in the lungs of healthy horses, respiratory mechanics and bronchial response to histamine were studied in 8 Thoroughbreds before and after introducing autologous blood (n=5) and sterile saline solution (n=3) into their lungs. Blood instillation resulted in a decrease in dynamic compliance (Cdyn) and increased respiratory resistance (R). Bronchial sensitivity and reactivity were unchanged after blood introduction. There were no significant changes in pulmonary mechanics or bronchial response after saline instillation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Equine Veterinary Journal|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1995|
- pulmonary haemorrhage
- respiratory mechanics
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