Serum free cortisol fraction in healthy and septic neonatal foals.

@article{Hart2011SerumFC,
  title={Serum free cortisol fraction in healthy and septic neonatal foals.},
  author={K A Hart and M. H. Barton and Duncan C. Ferguson and R Berghaus and Nathan M. Slovis and Gary L. Heusner and David J. Hurley},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={345-55}
}
BACKGROUND Relative cortisol insufficiency occurs in septic foals and impacts survival. Serum free (biologically available) cortisol concentration might be a better indicator of physiologic cortisol status than serum total cortisol concentration in foals. HYPOTHESES In septic foals, (1) low free cortisol concentration correlates with disease severity and survival and (2) predicts disease severity and outcome better than total cortisol concentration. ANIMALS Fifty-one septic foals; 11… CONTINUE READING