Evaluation of a Veterinary Glucometer for Use in Horses

Evaluation of a Veterinary Glucometer for Use in Horses Background: Glucose assessment and regulation are important factors in the treatment of hospitalized horses and foals. Hypothesis/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare glucose measurement by a veterinary glucometer, adjusted by code for use in horses and foals, to a reference chemistry analyzer. It was hypothesized that the veterinary glucometer and reference analyzer would yield similar results and that interpretation of glucose values obtained from a veterinary glucometer would result in clinically appropriate decisions. Animals: Fifty blood samples from adult horses and 50 blood samples from neonatal foals admitted to the Colorado State University Veterinary Hospital or Equine Reproduction Laboratory for evaluation. Methods: Glucose concentrations from fresh whole blood samples were evaluated in duplicate with a veterinary glucometer and these values were compared with those obtained with a reference plasma chemistry analyzer. The accuracy of glucometer measurement was evaluated with a Clarke error grid. Results: The veterinary glucometer accurately measured whole blood glucose concentrations in both horses and foals when compared with a reference plasma chemistry analyzer. Nearly 97% of the glucometer values obtained in this study would have resulted in appropriate clinical decisions based on the Clarke error grid analysis. Conclusions and Clinical Importance: The veterinary glucometer evaluated has potential utility for point‐of‐care whole blood glucose evaluation in both horses and foals. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine Wiley

Evaluation of a Veterinary Glucometer for Use in Horses

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Wiley
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Copyright © 2010 by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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0891-6640
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1939-1676
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10.1111/j.1939-1676.2010.0481.x
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Abstract

Background: Glucose assessment and regulation are important factors in the treatment of hospitalized horses and foals. Hypothesis/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare glucose measurement by a veterinary glucometer, adjusted by code for use in horses and foals, to a reference chemistry analyzer. It was hypothesized that the veterinary glucometer and reference analyzer would yield similar results and that interpretation of glucose values obtained from a veterinary glucometer would result in clinically appropriate decisions. Animals: Fifty blood samples from adult horses and 50 blood samples from neonatal foals admitted to the Colorado State University Veterinary Hospital or Equine Reproduction Laboratory for evaluation. Methods: Glucose concentrations from fresh whole blood samples were evaluated in duplicate with a veterinary glucometer and these values were compared with those obtained with a reference plasma chemistry analyzer. The accuracy of glucometer measurement was evaluated with a Clarke error grid. Results: The veterinary glucometer accurately measured whole blood glucose concentrations in both horses and foals when compared with a reference plasma chemistry analyzer. Nearly 97% of the glucometer values obtained in this study would have resulted in appropriate clinical decisions based on the Clarke error grid analysis. Conclusions and Clinical Importance: The veterinary glucometer evaluated has potential utility for point‐of‐care whole blood glucose evaluation in both horses and foals.

Journal

Journal of Veterinary Internal MedicineWiley

Published: May 1, 2010

References

  • Blood glucose concentrations in critically ill neonatal foals
    Hollis, Hollis; Furr, Furr; Magdesian, Magdesian
  • Blood glucose in horses with acute abdominal disease
    Hollis, Hollis; Boston, Boston; Corley, Corley
  • Accuracy and precision of point‐of‐care testing for glucose and prothrombin time at the critical care units
    Yuoh, Yuoh; Elghetany, Elghetany; Petersen, Petersen
  • Evaluation of point‐of‐care glucose testing accuracy using locally‐smoothed median absolute difference curves
    Kost, Kost; Tran, Tran; Abad, Abad

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