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Background: Some retired racing Greyhounds (RRG) that undergo surgery bleed excessively. Hypothesis: Greyhounds that bleed excessively will have one or more preoperative hemostatic abnormalities that can be used to predict the risk and severity of postoperative bleeding. Animals: Eighty-eight RRG...

Author(s)
Lara-García, A.; Couto, C. G.; Iazbik, M. C.; Brooks, M. B.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2008, 22, 3, pp 525-533
Abstract

Veterinarians involved in Greyhound rescue have anecdotally observed that 10-15% of Greyhounds bleed profusely after simple surgical procedures. In most patients, platelet counts and hemostasis profiles are normal; therefore, it is possible that these dogs have platelet dysfunction. The PFA-100a is ...

Author(s)
Couto, C. G.; Lara, A.; Iazbik, M. C.; Brooks, M. B.
Publisher
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Lakewood, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2006, 20, 2, pp 365-370