Anti-platelet therapy in small animal medicine.

  title={Anti-platelet therapy in small animal medicine.},
  author={John M Thomason and Kari V Lunsford and Andrew J. Mackin},
  journal={Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics},
  volume={39 4},
Thromboembolism is a significant complication in many commonly encountered diseases, and can be a devastating sequel to otherwise treatable conditions. Platelets play an essential role in the hemostatic process and, consequently, are associated with thrombus formation. Platelets adhere to denuded vascular subendothelium, recruit additional platelets and cells, aggregate, and provide the catalytic surface for thrombin production and fibrin formation. Therapy to prevent unwanted thrombus… CONTINUE READING