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Table 2 Median (range) of plasma SAA values (mg/L) of horses over their course of treatment for injuries penetrating synovial structures. Group 1: horses with injuries older than 24 h requiring only a single surgical intervention, Group 2: horses that required more than one surgical intervention, Group 3: horses with wounds of less than 24 h

From: Course of serum amyloid A (SAA) plasma concentrations in horses undergoing surgery for injuries penetrating synovial structures, an observational clinical study

  pre OP 48 h 96 h 6 days*
Group 1 (n = 12) 454 (275–6378) a 776 (422–2100) a 201 (19–864) b 5 (0–17) c
Group 2 (n = 4) 940 (16–3378) 2525 (495–4000) 2593 (811–3370) 1000 (122–2618)
Group 3 (n = 3) 23 (7–77) 1016 (273–1666) 297 (159–500) 5 (0–17)
  1. pre OP preoperative
  2. Different letters indicate significant difference (P < 0.05) between time-points of SAA measurements during treatment
  3. *At time point 6 days data was available from 9 horses in Group 1, 4 horses in Group 2 and 2 horses in Group 3.