Effect of ovariohysterectomy on canine postsurgical leukocyte function

Mojžišová, Jana and Hromada, R. and Valocký, I. and Paulík, Š. and Hipíková, Vlasta and Bajová, Viera and Pošiváková, Serena and Bugarský, A. (2003) Effect of ovariohysterectomy on canine postsurgical leukocyte function. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 51 (2). pp. 219-227. ISSN 0236-6290

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The effect of surgery on phagocytic activity of blood leukocytes and mitogen-induced blastogenesis of lymphocytes was studied in fourteen dogs. Simple ovariohysterectomy with anaesthesia induced by ketamine and xylazine or by ketamine, xylazine and halothane caused a short nonsignificant depression of phagocytic activity that persisted for four hours after surgery. Ingestion capacity of leukocytes decreased significantly immediately after surgery. Mitogen-induced blastogenesis of lymphocytes was depressed significantly in the first 48 hours and despite partial recovery this parameter did not reach the value of the control groups until the end of observation (7 days). A more conspicuous decrease of blastogenic response of blood lymphocytes to mitogens was found after the use of ketamine and xylazine in a dose maintaining anaesthesia. Anaesthesia with ketamine and xylazine in the lower dose and maintained with halothane resulted in a later improvement of the blastogenic response of lymphocytes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > SV Veterinary science / állatorvostudomány
Depositing User: xKatalin xBarta
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 10:18
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2017 10:18

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