Background: Robenacoxib is a novel and highly selective inhibitor of COX-2 in dogs and cats and because of its acidic nature is regarded as being tissue-selective. Thirty four dogs with stifle osteoarthritis secondary to failure of the cranial cruciate ligament were recruited into this study. Lameness, radiographic features, synovial cytology and C-reactive protein concentrations in serum and synovial fluid were assessed before and 28 days after commencing a course of Robenacoxib at a dose of 1 mg/kg SID. Results: There was a significant reduction in the lameness score (P < 0.01) and an increase in the radiographic score (P < 0.05) between pre-and post-treatment assessments. There was no difference between pre-(median 1.49 mg/l; Q1-Q3 0.56-4.24 mg/L) and post - (1.10 mg/L; 0.31-1.78 mg/L) treatment serum C-reactive protein levels although synovial fluid levels were significantly reduced (pre-: 0.44 mg/L; 0.23-1.62 mg/L; post-: 0.17 mg/L; 0.05-0.49 mg/L) (P < 0.05). There was no correlation between C-reactive protein concentrations in serum and matched synovial fluid samples. Conclusions: Robenacoxib proved effective in reducing lameness in dogs with failure of the cranial cruciate ligament and osteoarthritis of the stifle joint. The drug also reduced levels of C-reactive protein in the synovial fluid taken from the affected stifle joint. Robenacoxib appears to reduce articular inflammation as assessed by C-reactive protein which supports the concept that Robenacoxib is a tissue-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
|Autori:||Bennett, D.; Eckersall, Pd; Waterston, M.; Marchetti, Veronica; Rota, Alessandra; Mcculloch, E; Sbrana, S.|
|Titolo:||The effect of robenacoxib on the concentration of C-reactive protein in synovial fluid from dogs with osteoarthritis|
|Anno del prodotto:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1186/1746-6148-9-42|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|