Objective: We performed this study to characterize the difference between inflammatory and non-inflammatory status in diseased dogs by measurement of salivary C-reactive protein (CRP). In addition, we assessed whether a correlation exists between CRP levels in saliva and those in serum. Materials and Methods: CRP levels were measured in 32 client-owned dogs, which were then divided into inflammation and non-inflammation groups based on serum CRP level. Results: The salivary CRP level was higher in the inflammation group than in the noninflammation group (p < 0.05). Furthermore, there was a positive correlation between salivary and serum CRP levels (R = 0.866, p < 0.001). Conclusion: These data suggest that canine salivary CRP measurements can effectively and non-invasively detect an inflammatory state in dogs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine|
|State||Published - 2021|
- C-reactive protein
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