Cytology Results of Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid in Horses with Recurrent Airway Obstruction

Cristian Sandu MOLNAR, Alexandru POP


Bronchoalveolar lavage is essential in evaluating airway’s status and response to treatment in horses with recurrent airway obstruction. In this study we investigated the changes of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid in horses with recurrent airway obstruction undergoing treatment with corticosteroids. Cytologic examination revealed decreased neutrophils percentage in BAL fluid obtained from horses with recurrent airway obstruction at 21 days of treatment after receiving dexamethasone, compared with initial results before treatment. Cytologic examination of BAL fluid provided important data regarding the local inflammatory status of the airways before and after treatment.

Full Text:



University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
Tel: +40-264-596.384 | Fax: +40-264-593.792