A retrospective study of blood transfusion in dogs from a veterinary hospital in Bangkok, Thailand

Blood transfusion is the established therapeutic method for anemic human patients and has recently become more practical in veterinary medicine

Sukullaya Assarasakorn; Anuchai Niwetpathomwat

2006

Scholarcy highlights

  • Blood transfusion is the established therapeutic method for anemic human patients and has recently become more practical in veterinary medicine
  • The objectives of this study were to demonstrate the etiology of anemia, the effectiveness of blood transfusion, and the incidence of transfusion reaction after treatment in dogs
  • The presentation, causes of anemia, hematology, and transfusion reaction of 41 dogs were summarized as frequency and percentage
  • The anemic causes of 41 dogs were categorized into three groups including blood loss, ineffective erythropoiesis, and hemolysis
  • Acute nonhemolytic transfusion reactions were observed in 4.18% of the dogs after transfusion, and they rapidly recovered after treatment
  • Transfusion treatment in dogs shows good short-term efficacy, for complete therapeutic results, long-term data need to be gathered

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