Evaluation of hemorheologic variables as implications for exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage in racing thoroughbreds.

@article{McClay1992EvaluationOH,
  title={Evaluation of hemorheologic variables as implications for exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage in racing thoroughbreds.},
  author={Carolyn B. McClay and Douglas J. Weiss and Carolyn M Smith and Bruce B Gordon},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={1992},
  volume={53 8},
  pages={1380-5}
}
Hematologic and rheologic changes were examined in 49 Thoroughbreds before and after competitive racing. Mean postrace values for RBC count, hemoglobin concentration, and PCV increased by 58 to 61%, whereas blood viscosity increased 2 to 3 times. Postrace echinocyte numbers were 162% greater than prerace values. Smaller, but statistically significant, changes were found for mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, red cell distribution width, plasma total protein concentration, total WBC… CONTINUE READING