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Table 3 Group 4 dogs’ characteristics, surgical procedures, postsurgical findings and pre- and postoperative canine C-reactive protein concentrations

From: Changes in canine C-reactive protein levels following orthopaedic surgery: a prospective study

Case number Case information Concentrations of serum c-CRP (mg/dL)
Breed Sex Age (month) BW (kg) Day 0 Day 1 Day 4 Day 7 Day 10 Day 13
2 Miniature Dachshund Female 86 6.0 1.6 6.0 2.6 0.3 0.3 2.5
 Surgical procedure Internal fixation for closed femoral fracture
 Specific findings A bacterial infection was confirmed from femoral abrasions
5 Toy Poodle Female 23 1.5 1.0 5.4 3.8 1.5 4.1 3.2
 Surgical procedure Internal fixation for radioulnar non-union
 Specific findings A bacterial infection was confirmed from specimens collected intraoperatively
10 Toy Poodle Female 50 2.8 0.3 5.9 8.5 4.7 1.4 4.2
 Surgical procedure Internal fixation for radioulnar non-union, bipedicle flap
 Specific findings Partial necrosis of the bipedicle flap was observed 13 days after surgery
13 Bulldog Female 81 24.3 0.3 11.8 3.7 1.3 2.9 5.1
 Surgical procedure Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy
 Specific findings Exudate was observed from the surgical sutures 12 days after surgery, although no bacteria were cultured from the exudate
59 Pomeranian Female 47 2.8 1.7 9.8 4.0 2.5 2.6 4.3
 Surgical procedure Internal fixation for radioulnar non-union
 Specific findings Bacterial infection was confirmed from fluid within the surgical field
64 Toy Poodle Spayed 40 4.1 1.2 15.9 12.0 7.8 9.9 3.2
 Surgical procedure Femoral corrective osteotomy for lateral patellar luxation
 Specific findings Anorexia and melaena were observed 5 days postoperatively
  1. c-CRP canine C-reactive protein, BW body weight