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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2005
We are frequently asked about the serum chemistry profile changes that may be seen in dogs receiving corticosteroids.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2005
Of all the values on a general blood panel (complete blood count, serum chemistry profile), the platelet count may have the greatest potential to fool you.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2005
In this article, we provide guidance to help you identify and effectively treat patients with DIC early, improving their outcome.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2005
From 1998 to 2003, we evaluated several chemical restraint protocols for blood donor cats to improve the quality and efficiency of the blood bank, as well as the donors' quality of life.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2005
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), also known as consumptive coagulopathy or defibrination syndrome, is an acquired disorder of the hemostatic system that results in the pathologic activation and disequilibria of normal hemostasis and fibrinolysis, leading to potentially fatal consequences. This syndrome is common in critically ill veterinary patients and is always secondary to an underlying disorder that increases systemic thrombin and plasmin activities.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2005
Over thousands of years, greyhounds have been bred and selected for speed. This selective breeding may explain a number of the idiosyncrasies we see in the breed today. Retired racing greyhounds are becoming more common pets and more common patients in veterinary hospitals. It is estimated that about 18,000 greyhounds are placed into homes as pets annually. This article will familiarize practitioners with some idiosyncrasies in greyhounds that can affect their medical care.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2004
In this article, we again use a question-based format to guide you in evaluating the leukon by assessing white blood cell numbers and morphology.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2004
Evaluating a peripheral blood film validates cell counts performed by hematology analyzers, plus it offers valuable diagnostic information relayed by erythrocytes, platelets, and leukocytes.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2004
A peripheral blood film evaluation should be part of all complete blood counts, regardless of whether hematology is performed in-house or at a reference laboratory.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2004
Many veterinarians and technicians do not routinely evaluate blood films microscopically, largely because they lack confidence in either preparing a well-made blood film or in being able to accurately identify important abnormalities.
Apr 01, 2002
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