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Glutaraldehyde and Formol-Gel Tests in Bovine Traumatic Peritonitis

Glutaraldehyd- och formol-gel-test vid traumatisk peritonit hos nötkreatur


Eighty-two cows with traumatic peritonitis were examined by means of rapid tests for estimation of the blood fibrinogen and immunoglobulin status. The examination was made with this disease as a model in order, to study the possibilities offered by these rapid tests of an improved basis for clinical assessment of the stage and intensity of inflammatory processes in disease. According to their reaction to the tests the cases were divided into 6 reaction groups. All groups exhibited different blood protein patterns, which may be considered to reflect different intensities and/or stages of the disease. A proposed classification is discussed.


Glutaraldehydtest (GLA) och formol-gel-test (FR) utfördes för uppskattning av fibrinogen- och immunglobulinstatus i blod på 82 kor med traumatisk peritonit. Fallen indelades efter testutslag i 6 olika reaktionstyper. Testreaktionerna korrelerades till plasmafibrinogenoch serumglobulinkoncentrationer. Mot bakgrund av kända principiellt olika blodproteinreaktionsmönster vid inflammatoriska processer tolkades sjukdomsstadium och/eller -intensitet vid de olika reaktionstyperna enligt följande:

I. Båda tester negativa: akut, tidig reaktion; II. GLA positivt, FR negativ: akut, sen reaktion; III. GLA negativt, FR positiv: låg intensitet; IV. Båda tester långsamt positiva: subakut, l:a graden; V. GLA snabbt, FR långsamt positiv: subakut, 2:a graden; VI. Båda tester snabbt positiva: kroniskt.


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Liberg, P. Glutaraldehyde and Formol-Gel Tests in Bovine Traumatic Peritonitis. Acta Vet Scand 22, 78–84 (1981).

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