Volume 25, Issue 2 (April 1980)

    Postmortem Biochemical Changes in Canine Blood

    (Received 31 July 1979; accepted 3 October 1979)

    Published Online: April

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Antemortem and postmortem blood samples from 60 dogs were evaluated for sodium, chloride, potassium, urea nitrogen, glucose, creatinine, calcium, phosphorus, total protein, albumin, and carbon dioxide levels. Temperatures were 4, 20, and 37°C Postmortem intervals were 3, 6, 12, 24, and 48 h. Blood urea nitrogen, calcium, and protein values remained stable after death, indicating diagnostic significance. Potassium, creatinine, and phosphorus levels increased with time and sodium, chloride, and total carbon dioxide levels decreased with time; therefore, determining these chemical values could be beneficial in estimating time of death. Glucose values were of limited value.


    Author Information:

    Strafuss, AC
    Veterinary pathologists, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans

    Schoning, P
    Veterinary pathologists, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans


    Stock #: JFS12132J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12132J

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    Title Postmortem Biochemical Changes in Canine Blood
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