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OBJECTIVE To investigate the performance of the Multiplate platelet function analyzer with regards to: (1) the use of 3 different anticoagulants (ie, citrate, hirudin, and heparin) and (2) the evaluation of optimal assay time. DESIGN Prospective observational in vitro study. SETTING University veterinary teaching hospital. ANIMALS Twenty clinically(More)
The first cases of early-onset progressive polyneuropathy appeared in the Alaskan Malamute population in Norway in the late 1970s. Affected dogs were of both sexes and were ambulatory paraparetic, progressing to non-ambulatory tetraparesis. On neurologic examination, affected dogs displayed predominantly laryngeal paresis, decreased postural reactions,(More)
BACKGROUND In people, studies have shown that resistance to fibrinolysis could be a contributing factor to thrombosis. Tissue-plasminogen-activated (t-PA) thromboelastography (TEG) has been used to evaluate endogenous fibrinolytic potential. In dogs, TEG has been used for the diagnosis of various hemostatic disorders, but studies evaluating fibrinolysis are(More)
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