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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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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Systemic Hypertension in Dogs & Cats

  Amy Dixon-Jimenez, DVM; Gregg Rapoport, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology); and Scott A. Brown, VMD, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM Systemic arterial hypertension is increasingly recognized as a disease that impacts survival and quality of life for small animal patients and, as such, is being diagnosed with more frequency. Patients with hypertension (HT) are often subclinical or …

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