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Erythrocyte and platelet indices in babesiosis of dogs

Žvorc, Zdravko; Barić Rafaj Renata; Kuleš, Josipa; Mrljak, Vladimir
Erythrocyte and platelet indices in babesiosis of dogs // Veterinarski arhiv, 80 (2010), 2; 259-267 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Erythrocyte and platelet indices in babesiosis of dogs

Žvorc, Zdravko ; Barić Rafaj Renata ; Kuleš, Josipa ; Mrljak, Vladimir

Veterinarski arhiv (1333-6592) 80 (2010), 2; 259-267

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Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Babesiosis; dog; eythrocyte; platelet

In the presented study we evaluated the haematological changes in samples of blood obtained from 30 dogs naturally infected with large Babesia, before and after the therapy with imidocarb dipropionate. Results were compared with those obtained from 50 healthy dogs. The evaluation included red blood cell count (RBC), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), haematocrit (HTC), red distribution width (RDW), platelet counts (PLT), mean platelet volume (MPV) and plateletcrit (PCT). Analyses were performed with an automated blood cell counter (Abbott Cell-Dyn CD 3500). The most common disorders in affected dogs were thrombocytopenia with decreased PCT and increased MPV (suggested activation of platelets). Since RDW didn't show any changes in babesiosis (suggested uniform population of RBC's), decreased RBC, MCV and HCT were present in majority of dogs with babesiosis, before and after the therapy. Our results suggest that erythrocyte and platelet indices could provide clinical information about the underlying conditions of anaemia and thrombocytopenia.

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Znanstvena područja
Veterinarska medicina


Projekt / tema
053-0532266-2212 - Primarna hemostaza i upala u babeziozi (Renata Barić-Rafaj, )
053-0532266-2220 - Odgovor akutne faze i aktivnost plazmatskih sustava u babeziozi (Vladimir Mrljak, )

Veterinarski fakultet, Zagreb

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