Effect of dexamethasone on the treatment of lung oedema induced by oleic acid in dogs


Borku M. K. , Ozkanlar Y., Saglam Y. S. , Hayirli A., Hanedan B., Karakurum C., ...More

BULLETIN OF THE VETERINARY INSTITUTE IN PULAWY, vol.51, no.3, pp.413-419, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN OF THE VETERINARY INSTITUTE IN PULAWY
  • Page Numbers: pp.413-419

Abstract

The therapeutic effect of 1 mg/kg of dexamethasone on lung oedema and respiratory distress induced by 0.08 mg/kg of oleic acid (OA) in dogs was investigated into 8 dogs. One hour after OA injection, blood pH, HCO3, PO2, O(2)Hb, and heart rate decreased, whereas COHb, PCO2, temperature, and respiration rate increased. Lung oedema was confirmed histopathologically in a dog from the control group who died. Blood pH, COHb, temperature, and respiration rate returned to normal values after administration of dexamethasone. It has been determined that respiratory distress and lung oedema cause important changes in blood gases and the administration of a single dose of I mg/kg of dexamethasone is effective in the treatment of lung oedema and respiratory distress induced in dogs by OA.