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Effects of echinocytosis on blood rheology and exercise performance were evaluated for 5 Thoroughbreds. Echinocytosis was induced by administration of furosemide (1 mg/kg of body weight, IM, q 12 h) for 4 days. Furosemide treatment resulted in decreases in serum sodium and serum chloride...
Tags: Furosemide, Whole blood viscosity (WBV), Plasma proteins, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), Echinocytes