Journal article

Clinicopathologic evidence of disseminated intravascular coagulation in horses with acute colitis.

Brett A Dolente, Pamela A Wilkins, Ray C Boston

J Am Vet Med Assoc | Published : 2002


OBJECTIVE: To detect subclinical disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in horses with colitis and to determine any association between the diagnosis of subclinical DIC and outcome or occurrence of complications in horses with colitis. DESIGN: Prospective study. ANIMALS: 37 horses admitted to a veterinary teaching hospital for treatment of acute colitis. PROCEDURE: Coagulation profiles were obtained on each horse 0, 24, and 48 hours after admission. Six tests were performed: platelet count, plasma fibrinogen concentration, prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, antithrombin activity, and serum fibrin degradation products concentration. RESULTS: A clinicopathologic dia..

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