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Vol. 8, Issue 6, Part A (2023)

Studies on the effect of blood transfusion on haematological alterations and reticulocyte count in anaemic dogs

Author(s): Pankaj B Hase, RV Gaikwad, CN Galdhar, VD Dighe, SD Ingole, RR Pharande and MG Patil
Abstract: The present research focuses on etiopathology, haematological alterations and reticulocytic changes in Twenty anaemic dogs having proven etiology as pyometra, CKD and B canis infection and presented to Dept of Vet. Medicine, Mumbai Veterinary College. The aim of study was to evaluate efficacy of transfusion of blood and blood components at 24, 48, 72 hrs and on the 7th day. The assessment of anaemic cases was based on clinical and physical examination and laboratory evaluation of blood. The highest prevalence of anaemia in present study was noted in Labrador (45%), mixed breeds (35%), and Non-Descript (20%) dogs. CKD and B canis-originated anaemia cases revealed the highest prevalence of anaemia in males (74.99%) as compared to females (25%). There were highly significant differences observed between the Hb and RBC values before treatment and 24 hours and between before-treatment values and 7 days post-transfusion (p<0.01). 40% cases were recorded as microcytic hypochromic anaemia and normocytic and normochromic each, whereas macrocytic hypochromic anaemia cases were 20%. There was a significant increase (p<0.01) in the leucocyte count after 24 hours when compared to pre-transfusion values.
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International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
How to cite this article:
Pankaj B Hase, RV Gaikwad, CN Galdhar, VD Dighe, SD Ingole, RR Pharande, MG Patil. Studies on the effect of blood transfusion on haematological alterations and reticulocyte count in anaemic dogs. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(6):44-47.
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