Aage Kristian Olsen Alstrup

Monitoring of blood lactate during anaesthesia of pigs

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In both animals and humans the measurement of the blood lactate concentration is a
useful anaesthesia monitoring tool. Blood lactate has also been used to monitor
anesthetized pigs, but very little is known about variations in blood lactate concentrations
in this species. Here we evaluate the effects of breed (domestic pigs compared with
Göttingen minipigs), body weight (domestic pigs of 40 kg compared with 70 kg), type of
anesthesia (inhalation compared with infusion) and surgery (minor compared with major
surgery) on blood lactate concentrations in 81 pigs. Blood lactate was significantly higher
in minipigs anesthetized with isofluorane (2.53 ± 1.10 mmol/L) compared with domestic
pigs (0.68 ± 0.48 mmol/L). Body weight, type of anesthesia, and type of surgery had no
effect on blood lactate levels. Furthermore, blood lactate was followed in 18 domestic pigs
during several hours, and road transportation increased blood lactate.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year20 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2018
Event2nd Annual Research Meeting 2018: Department of Clinical Medicine - Skejby Sygehus, Aarhus N, Denmark
Duration: 20 Nov 201820 Nov 2018


Other2nd Annual Research Meeting 2018
LocationSkejby Sygehus
CityAarhus N
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