Blood arginine vasopressin, adrenocorticotropin hormone, and cortisol concentrations at admission in septic and critically ill foals and their association with survival.

@article{Hurcombe2008BloodAV,
  title={Blood arginine vasopressin, adrenocorticotropin hormone, and cortisol concentrations at admission in septic and critically ill foals and their association with survival.},
  author={Samuel D A Hurcombe and Ramiro E. Toribio and Nathan M. Slovis and Catherine W Kohn and K. Refsal and William Saville and Margaret C. Mudge},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={639-47}
}
BACKGROUND Sepsis is an important cause for neonatal foal mortality. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA) responses to sepsis are well documented in critically ill humans, but limited data exist in foals. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the HPAA response to sepsis in foals, and to associate these endocrine changes with survival. HYPOTHESIS Blood concentrations of arginine vasopressin (AVP), adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH), and cortisol will be higher in septic foals as… CONTINUE READING