Experimental onion-induced hemolytic anemia in dogs.

  title={Experimental onion-induced hemolytic anemia in dogs.},
  author={John W. Harvey and D Rackear},
  journal={Veterinary pathology},
  volume={22 4},
Within one day following a single oral dose of dehydrated onions, dogs were found to have large numbers of Heinz bodies within erythrocytes. The percentage of erythrocytes that contained Heinz bodies increased slightly to a maximum on day 3 and then declined. The turbidity index increased more gradually with a maximal value on day 4. Erythrocytes with hemoglobin contracted to one side of the cell (eccentrocytes) also appeared after onion feeding. Eccentrocytes are believed to result from a… CONTINUE READING


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