07/19 | General Article | Veterinary Pathology

Rheological Properties of Nasal Mucus of Calves During Periods of Development of Bronchopneumonia

Yuriy N. Alyokhin, Maksim S. Zhukov, Ivan I. Kalyuzhny, Konstantin Kh. Papunidi, Rashid M. Aslanov and Sergey Yu. Smolentsev

All-Russian Veterinary Research Institute of Pathology, Pharmacology and Therapy, 114-b, ul. Lomonosova, Voronezh, 394087 Russia

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal July, 2019 : 96 (7) - pages 36 to 39
(Received: January, 2019, Accepted: March, 2019)


Determination of viscosity and adhesion of nasal discharge is considered to be promising diagnostic tests to evaluate the mucociliary system in calves in case of respiratory diseases. The aim of the study was to nd out the rheological properties of sputum in the development of bronchopneumonia. In clinically healthy animals, the viscosity of the nasal exudates amounted to 1.228±0.0238 mm2/s, and the adhesion –to1.018±0.0375 g/cm2. At the stage of manifestation of bronchopneumonia, the rheological properties of nasal secretion change with an increase in its viscosity and adhesion.

Key Words: bronchopneumonia, mucociliary system, nasal discharge

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