Laboratory evaluation of hemorrhagic coagulopathies in small animal practice.

@article{Parry1989LaboratoryEO,
  title={Laboratory evaluation of hemorrhagic coagulopathies in small animal practice.},
  author={Bruce W. Parry},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice},
  year={1989},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={
          729-42
        }
}
  • Bruce W. Parry
  • Published 1989 in
    The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small…
Assessment of animals with a suspected hemorrhagic diathesis of unknown cause(s) should be methodical. Most acquired coagulopathies result from thrombocytopenia. A platelet estimate (from a blood smear) and/or a platelet count on a fresh blood sample therefore are useful first steps in case evaluation. If thrombocytopenia is present, the most likely causes are immune-mediated destruction of platelets, DIC, or megakaryocytic hypoplasia. These diagnoses can be pursued by further test, including… CONTINUE READING