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Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
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Clinical evaluation of cardiac effects of experimental doxycycline overdosing in healthy calves
English
[en] Evaluation clinique des effets cardiaques d'un surdosage expérimental à la doxycycline chez des veaux sains
Brihoum, Mounir mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Pôle Equin > >]
Rollin, Frédéric mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de production (DCP) > Médecine interne des équidés, des ruminants et des porcs >]
Desmecht, Daniel mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de morphologie et pathologie > Pathologie spéciale et autopsies >]
Detilleux, Johann mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de productions animales > Génétique quantitative >]
Amory, Hélène mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Médecine interne des équidés >]
2011
Biomedcentral Veterinary Research
7
40-45
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1746-6148
[en] cardiomyopathy ; doxycycline ; calves ; bovine ; overdosing ; echocardiography
[en] Background
Cardiac morphologic and functional changes consistent with cardiomyopathy have been reported in field cases of calves with accidental doxycycline overdosing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinically the cardiac effects of an experimentally-induced doxycycline overdosing in healthy calves.
Twelve 2 months-old healthy Belgian Blue calves were studied. Six of them (group 1) received the normal dose (5 mg/kg, BID) and the six others (group 2) received five times the normal dose (25 mg/kg, BID) of oral doxycycline for five consecutive days (D1 to D5). Each calf was clinically examined daily. Measurement of serum AST, CK, Iso-CKs and LDH activities and an echocardiographic examination were performed before (D0) and one day after (D6) the last doxycycline administration. An ECG tracing was recorded at D0, D4, and D6.
Results
In both groups, no clinical, blood, echocardiographic or electrocardiographic changes suggestive of a cardiomyopathy were observed. Only a decreased appetite was observed in the calves of the group 2 between D3 and D6.
Conclusions
This trial failed to reproduce cardiac changes reported in accidental doxycycline-poisoning in calves, suggesting that high doses of doxycycline may not be the only etiologic factor of the cardiomyopathy reported in the field cases.
Pole Equin
VMD Belgium
Mise en place d’un laboratoire cardiovasculaire chez les grands animaux pour le développement de modèles chroniques de pathologies cardiaques.
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