Blood coagulopathy in dogs with shock induced by injection of heartworm extract.

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A crude, whole-body extract of female heartworms was administered IV to 10 dogs with and 13 dogs without heartworm (HW) infection. Shock developed in 8 of 10 infected dogs and 11 of 13 non-infected dogs, and blood coagulopathy was observed in 12 of 19 dogs with shock. Prevalence and severity of blood coagulopathy were proportionate to prevalence and… (More)

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