Examination of the origin of increased equine serum alkaline phosphatase concentrations.

Abstract

Serum alkaline phosphatase activity was found to be increased in 32.6% of equine samples analyzed at the Ontario Veterinary College over an 18 month period. An attempt was made using sensitivity to L-phenylalanine and heat to identify the origin of increased serum alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes present in 44 clinical cases. No difference in sensitivity to either procedure was observed for serum alkaline phosphatase from groups of foals and horses representing different clinical problems. Alkaline phosphatase of osseous tissue origin appeared to be the major source of activity for each group of animals reported.

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@article{Trueman1983ExaminationOT, title={Examination of the origin of increased equine serum alkaline phosphatase concentrations.}, author={K. F. Trueman and John H. Lumsden and B J Mcsherry}, journal={The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue vétérinaire canadienne}, year={1983}, volume={24 4}, pages={108-11} }