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Am J Vet Res. 1987 Jan;48(1):13-6.

Effect of aspirin on ex vivo generation of thromboxane in healthy horses.

Abstract

Different dosages of aspirin were administered (by nasogastric tube) to 3 groups of 5 healthy adult horses to determine the minimal effective dosage needed to decrease serum thromboxane B2 (TxB2) concentrations and to determine the duration of this decrease. When compared with their base-line serum TxB2 concentrations, horses in group 1 (given 5 mg/kg) had a 71% decrease in TxB2 concentrations at 24 hours after aspirin was given and a 86% decrease at 48 hours; serum TxB2 concentrations were back to base-line values by 120 hours. Horses in group 2 (given 10 mg/kg) had a 60% decrease in TxB2 concentrations at 24 hours after aspirin was given, an 84% decrease at 48 hours, a 48% decrease at 96 hours, and an 18% decrease at 6 days. Horses in group 3 (given 20 mg/kg) had a 68% decrease in TxB2 concentrations at 24 hours, a 93% decrease at 72 hours, an 87% decrease at 96 hours, and a 70% decrease at 6 days after aspirin treatment was given. All groups had a statistically significant decrease in TxB2 concentrations (P less than 0.05) by 12 hours after aspirin was given, which persisted 96 hours for group 1 and throughout the study for groups 2 and 3. The maximal TxB2 decrease was similar among the 3 groups (90% decrease from base line), and there were no significant differences among the TxB2 concentrations between 24 and 72 hours after treatment was given.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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