González, Félix H D * Tecles, Fernando * Martínez-Subiela, Silvia Tvarijonaviciute, Asta Soler Vasco, Laura # Cerón, José J # ×
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation vol:20 issue:5 pages:580-4
Acute phase proteins (APPs) are important diagnostic indicators of inflammatory disturbances in animals. The objectives of the current study were to validate analytical methods for measuring haptoglobin (Hp), serum amyloid A (SAA), acid soluble glycoprotein (ASG), fibrinogen, and albumin concentrations in goats and to evaluate their response to an inflammatory stimulus in this species. Intra- and interassay coefficients of variation (CVs) were in the range 0.07-9.31% and 1.83-12.68%, respectively, for all APPs and showed good precision. All assays determined APPs in a linear manner at different sample dilutions with high correlation coefficients with the exception of fibrinogen, which was measured by the heat precipitation method. Subcutaneous injection of turpentine oil induced an increase in Hp, SAA, ASG, and fibrinogen serum concentrations and a decrease in albumin concentration.