Autologous blood instillation alters respiratory mechanics in horses

E. AGUILERA‐TEJERO, John Pascoe, W. S. TYLER, M. J. WOLINER

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-50
Number of pages5
JournalEquine Veterinary Journal
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

Keywords

  • horse
  • lung
  • pulmonary haemorrhage
  • respiratory mechanics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Equine

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