What Does High Fibrinogen Mean In Horses?

Your veterinarian might tell you that your horse has high levels of fibrinogen, but is this anything to worry about? And what does high fibrinogen mean in horses?


What Is Fibrinogen?

Fibrinogen is a blood plasma protein generated by the liver. All mammals have fibrinogen, and it is an essential part of a healthy, functioning body system.

What Is The Normal Range For Equine Fibrinogen Levels?

All horses should have fibrinogen, and without it, some serious problems could occur! A fibrinogen test is normally ...

What Does Low Fibrinogen In Horses Mean?

Luckily, low fibrinogen is not a common problem in horses. An adult equine can have levels as low as 0.3g/L without any significant problems.

What Causes High Fibrinogen In Horses?

Levels of fibrinogen increase and decrease according to the requirements of the horse’s body.

What Does High Fibrinogen Indicate?

The body triggers fibrinogen production if an injury or inflammation is detected. 

How Do You Treat High Fibrinogen Levels In Horses?

The main objective in treating high fibrinogen levels in horses is to remove the source of injury or inflammation. 

So, as we have learned, fibrinogen is a blood clotting factor that plays an essential role in hemorrhage control in horses. High levels of fibrinogen normally indicate recent infection or high levels of inflammation. 


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