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A retrospective study of acquired canine thrombocytopaenia


Abd Rahman, Nor Yasmin and Hamzah, Hazilawati and Abdullah, Rasedee and Rahman, Nor Alimah (2010) A retrospective study of acquired canine thrombocytopaenia. In: 5th Seminar on Veterinary Sciences, 5-8 Jan. 2010, Serdang, Selangor. (p. 81).


Acquired canine thrombocytopaenia is a common canine haemostatic disorder in veterinary medicine. The purposes of this study were to investigate patterns of thrombocytopaenia in 2007 and 2008 on monthly and yearly basis, respectively, in the University Veterinary Hospital (UVH), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), to study the aetiology of acquired thrombocytopaenia, to describe signalment, management, and disease preventive measure of the thrombocytopaenic dog, and lastly to relate significant findings of the haematological and biochemical parameters to the thrombocytopaenia. The data were obtained from Haematology and Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UPM and the patient medical records were obtained from UVH. All data were reported based on a descriptive analysis. Results showed the numbers of dogs with acquired thrombocytopenia were 67 and 69 in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Most of the cases were reported in January 2007, and May and December 2008. Acquired canine thrombocytopenia occurred in any sex or breed. The most significant haematological and biochemical findings of the thrombocytopaenic dogs were regenerative left shift, regenerative anaemia, and hyperglobulinaemia. The aetiology of acquired thrombocytopaenia in dog was mostly from infection-and inflammation-associated diseases. In conclusion, thrombocytopaenia is a prevalent and potentially important diagnostic finding in a variety of disease states.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Keywords: Acquired; Aetiology canine; Retrospective and thrombocytopaenia.
Depositing User: Azizan Arshad
Date Deposited: 08 May 2014 02:28
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2014 09:06
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/27810
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