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Am J Vet Res. 1987 Oct;48(10):1492-7.

Effects of acute pancreatitis on circulating lipids in dogs.

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Department of Veterinary Microbiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.


Effects of acute pancreatitis on circulating lipids in dogs were evaluated by comparing the serum cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations and plasma lipoprotein electrophoretic patterns of 4 dogs with experimentally induced pancreatitis (EIP), 2 (healthy) sham-operated control (SOC) dogs, and 4 dogs with naturally acquired pancreatitis (NAP) with the concentrations and patterns of 23 healthy, nonoperated control (HNC) dogs. Blood samples were collected once from HNC dogs, 1 to 3 times during the course of the disease in dogs with NAP, and prior to and at 6, 12, 24, 48, 72, and 96 hours after induction of pancreatitis in dogs with EIP or after the sham operation in the SOC dogs. The dogs with EIP did not have turbid serum and did not develop hypercholesterolemia or hypertriglyceridemia. Three of the dogs with NAP had turbid serum and hypertriglyceridemia, and 3 had hypercholesterolemia. The electrophoretic tracings of HNC dogs had predominant alpha-1 peaks and small beta peaks; 2 of the HNC dogs also had small alpha-2 peaks. The tracings of dogs with EIP were similar to those of HNC dogs until 48 to 72 hours after induction of pancreatitis, when dogs with EIP developed increased beta lipoproteins, decreased alpha-1 lipoproteins, and movement of lipoproteins into the alpha-2 zone. The tracings of SOC dogs were similar to those of HNC dogs at all times. Compared with HNC dogs, dogs with NAP all had increased beta lipoproteins, and 2 had decreased alpha-2 lipoproteins. Two dogs with NAP had additional lipoprotein alterations, unlike any seen in dogs with EIP.

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