Reaction to intraarterial ionic iodinated contrast medium administration in anesthetized horses

Rachel E Pollard, Sarah M. Puchalski

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Abstract

The purpose of this report was to evaluate the frequency and type of reactions to intraarterial iodinated contrast medium injection in horses. Ninety-seven received an intraarterial injection of ionic, iodinated contrast medium for computed tomographic assessment of the distal limb. Nine (9.0%) horses developed a reaction attributable to the contrast medium administration. Of those, 4/97 (4.0%) developed a skin response (three with urticaria, one with facial edema) within 20min. Five (5.0%) developed elevation of heart rate and/or blood pressure immediately upon administration of the contrast medium. No horse developed a severe reaction such as shock, cardiac, or respiratory arrest. No treatment was necessary in any horse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-443
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Contrast medium
  • Horses
  • Reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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