Several blood parameters are measured in domestic animals in order to help the clinical diagnosis and to monitor the metabolic state of the animal. Blood glucose (blood sugar) is one of the exact parameters that determines the carbohydrate/energy metabolism in domestic animals and in humans. This parameter is not always reliable, because some changes e.g. sympathoadrenal activation may alter its actual value. From the mid-eighties onward determination of the glycated proteins of the blood (glycated hemoglobin, GHb and serum/plasma fructosamine, SeFa) is an index of human diabetic control. Few investigations exist in the literature concerning farm animals. The majority of them is about animal diabetes. Most investigations in animals deal with laboratory animals, as human diabetes models. Here they report also on their experiences with investigations concerning farm animals. The authors summarise the main points of the theoretical background and practical veterinary importance of these relatively new parameters.
|Translated title of the contribution||The glycosylated (glycolated) proteins and the importance of their investigation in domestic animals|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2000|
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