A review of hyperfibrinolysis in cats and dogs.

  title={A review of hyperfibrinolysis in cats and dogs.},
  author={Rachael Birkbeck and Stefano Cortellini and Karen Humm},
  journal={The Journal of small animal practice},
The fibrinolytic system is activated concurrently with coagulation; it regulates haemostasis and prevents thrombosis by restricting clot formation to the area of vascular injury and dismantling the clot as healing occurs. Dysregulation of the fibrinolytic system, which results in hyperfibrinolysis, may manifest as a clinically important haemorrhage. Hyperfibrinolysis occurs in both cats and dogs secondary to a variety of congenital and acquired disorders, many of which are commonly encountered… 

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