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Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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GOMES, C.L.N.; RIBEIRO FILHO, J.D.; GUIMARAES, J.D.  and  MENESES, R.M.. Effects of polyethylene glycol 3350 and alkalizing and acidifying solutions on the biochemical profile of healthy mares. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2012, vol.64, n.4, pp.817-826. ISSN 1678-4162.

The biochemical profile of five healthy mares treated with polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG); or polyethylene glycol 3350+Ringer lactate intravenous (PEG+RL); or enteral polionic isotonic solution (EPIS); or enteral polionic isotonic solution associated with Ringer lactate intravenous (EPIS+RL); or chloride sodium solution 0.9% (NaCl 0.9%) was evaluated. The parameters evaluated were: sodium, chloride, potassium, ionized calcium, phosphorus, total magnesium, total protein, albumin, creatinine, urea, and calculated serum osmolality of venous blood. PEG treatment did not alter biochemical parameters. PEG+RL decreased phosphorus. SIPE decreased phosphorus and increased chloride. The EPIS+RL caused an increase of sodium and NaCl 0.9% caused an increase of chloride and a reduction of serum osmolarity. It is concluded that PEG treatment associated with Ringer lactate solution can cause the appearance of hypophosphatemia, EPIS causes hyperchloremia, NaCl 0.9% decreases the serum osmolality and EPIS+RL causes hypernatremia.

Keywords : equine; biochemistry; polyethylene glycol; solutions.

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