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Analysis of serum ascites albumin gradient test in
ascitic dogs -
M Saravanan, K Sharma, M Kumar, H Vijaykumar and D B Mondal
Vet World. 2012; 5(5): 285-287
The aim of the study was to evaluate Serum Ascites
Albumin Gradient (SAAG) in ascitic dogs. Study was
conducted at Referral Veterinary Poly Clinic,
Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar.
Sick dogs were brought with clinical signs
suggestive of distended abdomen and inappetance.
General clinical examination, biochemical,
ultrasound examination, abdominocentesis and
peritoneal fluid examination were performed. Spitz
dogs had more incidences of ascites followed by
Labrador Retrievers. Male dogs had more incidence
than female dogs and most ascites were noticed in
4-5 years aged dogs. Mean ± SE of serum ascites
albumin gradients (SAAG) are 1.793 ± 0.185. SAAG
can be used as a screening test in ascetic due to
chronic liver disease.
liver cirrhosis, SAAG, Transudate.