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immune-mediated hemolytic anemia When platelets become activated, their density decreases. Because plasma mean platelet component concentration is linearly related to platelet density, increased platelet activation results in decreased plasma MPC

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atrial fibrillation, compared with control horses, had abnormal plasma D-dimer concentrations (10/25 vs 2/17), test results indicative of subclinical activated coagulation (18/25 vs 6/17), and abnormal coagulation test results (25/121 vs 7/85). Thus, the

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sickness behaviors, including some of the most commonly observed abnormalities in client-owned cats, may be a result not of an internal disorder but of exposure to unusual external events (ie, events that activate the stress response system). In the study

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administration of apomorphine, and 3 doses of activated charcoal with sorbitol were administered. Fluid diuresis was initiated through administration of a compound sodium lactate solution, and N -acetylcysteine was administered IV as a hepatoprotectant. A

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months and after each syncopal episode. The recorder was manually activated in 7 of the 12 dogs at least once between 45 and 218 days after implantation. Four dogs had syncopal episodes associated with sinus tachycardia followed by sinus bradycardia, 2

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microglial activation, reactive astrocytosis, and axonal spheroid formation. Leukocyte activity of galactosylceramidase, the lysosomal enzyme deficient in GLD, was low in the 2 dogs that were tested. See page 682 Removal of a foreign body from the

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activated partial thromboplastin time attributable to severe factor VIII deficiency. On the basis of the horse's age, lack of previous signs of a bleeding diathesis, and subsequent quantification of plasma factor VIII inhibitory activity, acquired idiopathic

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RETROSPECTIVE STUDY Hemophagocytic syndrome in dogs Hemophagocytic syndrome is a benign proliferative disorder of activated macrophages that is associated with multiple cytopenias. In a study of 617 canine bone marrow specimens, 24 (3.9%) had evidence of

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mucous membranes (15), and dullness (15). Median activated partial thromboplastin time and plasma D-dimer concentrations were significantly higher and total protein C and antithrombin activities were significantly lower in cats with sepsis than in control

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identify hypercoagulability prior to treatment has not yet been identified. In a study involving 11 dogs with primary IMHA and 20 clinically normal dogs, kaolin-activated thromboelastography was used to show that compared with the control dogs, dogs with

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