Prevalence and risk factors of hypoglycemia in virulent canine babesiosis.

  title={Prevalence and risk factors of hypoglycemia in virulent canine babesiosis.},
  author={Ninette Keller and Linda S Jacobson and Mirinda Nel and Marizelle de Clerq and Peter Thompson and Johan Petrus Schoeman},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  volume={18 3},
Hypoglycemia is a common complication of virulent canine babesiosis. A study was conducted to determine the prevalence of and potential risk factors for hypoglycemia in canine babesiosis from Babesia canis rossi. Plasma glucose concentration was measured at presentation in 250 dogs with babesiosis, of which 111 were admitted to hospital. The prevalence of hypoglycemia (<60 mg/dL) was 9% (23/250). Twenty-two hypoglycemic dogs required admission, making the prevalence of hypoglycemia in admitted… CONTINUE READING


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