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Erfahrungen mit der langdauernden intravenösen Therapie mittels Teflonkathetern bei 80 Pferden


Meister, D; Fürst, Anton; Kaegi, B; Struchen, C; Kaser-Hotz, Barbara; Flückiger, Mark A (1993). Erfahrungen mit der langdauernden intravenösen Therapie mittels Teflonkathetern bei 80 Pferden. Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere, 21(5):437-443.

Abstract

In a retrospective study the tolerance to Teflon coated catheters in long-term intravenous medication was evaluated in 80 horses. Catheters were inserted into the jugular vein and remained there for 3 to 30 days (average 8.6 days). Catheters were flushed using an heparinized solution after each medication administration. The site of catheter placement was evaluated daily for swelling, pain and venous distensibility respectively. Swelling at the site of insertion was noted in 10 horses, a small subcutaneous abscess formation was identified in one horse. Fourteen sonographic evaluations were performed on 10 horses, demonstrating perivascular changes in four. Thrombus formation did not occur. In all horses the catheter could be identified floating freely within the vascular lumen. Catheter failure occurred in nearly a third of all cases either as a result of mechanical failure or of pull-out by the horse. After removal of the catheter no adverse side effects attributable to the mode of medication were noted in any of the horses. In conclusion, intravenous medication using Teflon-coated catheters is a suitable alternative to other modes of administration.

Abstract

In a retrospective study the tolerance to Teflon coated catheters in long-term intravenous medication was evaluated in 80 horses. Catheters were inserted into the jugular vein and remained there for 3 to 30 days (average 8.6 days). Catheters were flushed using an heparinized solution after each medication administration. The site of catheter placement was evaluated daily for swelling, pain and venous distensibility respectively. Swelling at the site of insertion was noted in 10 horses, a small subcutaneous abscess formation was identified in one horse. Fourteen sonographic evaluations were performed on 10 horses, demonstrating perivascular changes in four. Thrombus formation did not occur. In all horses the catheter could be identified floating freely within the vascular lumen. Catheter failure occurred in nearly a third of all cases either as a result of mechanical failure or of pull-out by the horse. After removal of the catheter no adverse side effects attributable to the mode of medication were noted in any of the horses. In conclusion, intravenous medication using Teflon-coated catheters is a suitable alternative to other modes of administration.

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Other titles:Experiences with long-term intravenous therapy using teflon catheters in 80 horses
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Equine Department
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:German
Date:1993
Deposited On:06 Aug 2012 09:13
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 13:44
Publisher:Schattauer
ISSN:1434-1220
Related URLs:http://tpg.schattauer.de/de/startseite.html
PubMed ID:8248904

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