SYNOVIAL FLUID ANALYSIS IN DOGS WITH ELBOW, HIP AND STIFLE JOINT DISORDERS

Publication Date : 24/07/2015


Author(s) :

Anirudh Ajjampur , Dr. L. Ranganath.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 1
,
Issue 7
(07 - 2015)



Abstract :

The study consisted of 18 dogs divided into Three groups. Each group consisted of Six dogs with elbow, hip and stifle joint disorders respectively. All the dogs were subjected to synovial fluid evaluation. The physico-chemical parameters recorded in these dogs included synovial fluid volume, color, viscosity, transparency, protein concentration, total nucleated cell count and differential cell count respectively. In the present study the mean synovial fluid volume increased compared to the normal average values. The color of synovial fluid was variable and varied from red tinged to yellow. The Viscosity and transparency of the synovial fluid decreased compared to normal average values. The mean values of protein concentration and total nucleated count of synovial fluid were higher compared to normal average values. The mean mononuclear cell count was lower than normal values whereas the mean synovial fluid differential cell count (Polymorphs) was relatively higher as compared to normal values. The variations in the values of different parameters of synovial fluid within the groups were statistically non- significant (P≤0.05)


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