Robert E Benson

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Bleeding diathesis in a Quarter Horse filly was caused by von Willebrand disease. Hemorrhage occurred mainly from mucosal surfaces and after trauma. Quantitative and qualitative measurements of plasma von Willebrand factor (vWF) documented a specific deficiency of vWF high molecular weight multimers, and concurrently greater than expected deficiency of vWF(More)
A modified double-sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), which was developed for human and canine von Willebrand's factor (vWF), was adapted for quantitation of vWF in other species. In addition to human and dog plasmas, 12 other mammalian plasmas that were surveyed exhibited significant cross-species reactivity with antibodies specific for(More)
We have developed an ELISA specific for canine von Willebrand factor antigen (vWF:Ag) that also strongly reacts with the VWF:Ag of humans and many other vertebrates. This assay was designed to avoid the use of immunoreagents of human origin, however, commercially available antibodies to human vWF:Ag may also be used. von Willebrand factor (vWF) was(More)
Factors that improved the efficiency, precision, and sensitivity of the electroimmunoassay for canine factor VIII-related antigen were investigated. These included rapid electrophoresis, increased rocket heights, deletion of the gel-washing step, and doubling of the sample capacity per plate. The modified assay was reliable and accurate, could be completed(More)
Dogs with VWD provide useful models for the study of the factor VIII complex. However, the study of canine VIIIR:WF has been hampered by the lack of a routine plasma assay for canine RCF, an activity that is usually used as a measure of VIIIR:WF. This study shows that canine plasma can be assayed for RCF with a macroscopic tilt-tube method using(More)