Horse Colic Prognosis Using Blood Lactate Levels (AAEP 2010)

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Monitoring lactate levels in samples of peritoneal fluid, the fluid surrounding and lubricating the abdominal organs, can help a veterinarian predict which colicky horses require surgery. John G. Peloso, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, presented a study on peritoneal lactate levels and colic prognoses at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md.

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