Hematology

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In-Clinic Hematology: The Blood Film Review

Leslie Sharkey, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP (Clinical Pathology), and Daniel Heinrich, DVM University of Minnesota A complete blood count (CBC) is a critical component of the minimum laboratory database for evaluating veterinary patients. The proliferation of in-clinic analyzers facilitates rapid turnaround time that can improve patient care. However, microscopic evaluation of a blood film is …

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In-Clinic Hematology Results: What’s Your Diagnosis?

Daniel Heinrich, DVM, and Leslie Sharkey, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP (Clinical Pathology) University of Minnesota In-Clinic Hematology: The Blood Film Review discusses why microscopic evaluation of blood films is critical to patient care. Two main reasons highlight the importance of blood films: To verify in-clinic analyzer results To identify critical diagnostic features that these analyzers …

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Coagulopathies in Veterinary Patients: When Is It Rat Poison?

Debra Liu, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC, and Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVECC & ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) In 2015, d-CON will comply with EPA mandates regarding anticoagulant rodenticides for household use. Learn the ins and outs of coagulopathies through a case study presented by Dr. Liu including diagnostics, primary and secondary hemostatic defects, and …

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Diagnosis of Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Todd Archer, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, and Andrew Mackin, BSc, BVMS, Diplomate ACVIM Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia is one of the most common immune-mediated hematologic disorders in dogs and cats. Part 1 of this 2-article series discusses pathophysiology and diagnosis of IMHA, including patient predilection, history and clinical signs, physical examination, diagnostics, and differential diagnoses. Immune-mediated hemolytic …

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The Practitioner’s Acid–Base Primer: Obtaining & Interpreting Blood Gases

Lori S. Waddell, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC This article is the first in a 2-part series that addresses alterations in acid–base and respiratory function, which are common in both emergency patients as well as hospitalized, critically ill patients. Familiarity with obtaining and interpreting blood gases can be essential in the management of these patients. Part 1 …

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Focus On Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a common condition in both dogs and cats, and small animal practitioners need to feel comfortable with the long-term management of these patients. The following 4 abstracts highlight articles that provide useful insight into the management of both feline and canine diabetics. The study by Hafner and colleagues looked at placement sites …

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Platelet Rich Plasma: Its Place in Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair

Ashkan Hakhamian, DVM, and Alan J. Schulman, DVM, Diplomate ACVS Over the last few years, a variety of adjunct therapies have become more common in veterinary medicine. The drive for these treatments stems from: Medical professionals seeking more advanced therapies for their patients Pet owners seeking additional therapies for classically “single treatment” diseases or conditions. …

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