Analysis of peritoneal fluid serum amyloid A (SAA) to predict survival in equine colic

University of Glasgow

Past award

Student: Amanda Trimble : University of Glasgow

Year Award Started: 2012

Acute phase proteins (APPs) are used in human and veterinary medicine to aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of
diseases including gastrointestinal conditions. In the horse, gastrointestinal disease (colic) is the most common
cause of death following old age. This study will investigate APPs in samples of blood and peritoneal fluid from
horses suffering from colic. By measuring APPs in horses, we will investigate if it is possible to predict the type of
disease, the need for surgical intervention, and the risk of death. By establishing a clinically relevant and
accessible method of measuring APPs in the horse this study will benefit equine welfare and veterinary medicine.

Research area: Other conditions


Dr John Marshall
School of Veterinary Medicine