Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Blood transfusions in dogs reff ered to the UFMT Veterinary Teaching Hospital from january 2010 to april 2012

Priscila da Silva Peres, ThalitaMakino, HéricaAugusto Constantino Seabra da Cruz, FelipePinto Ribeiro, AlexandreRégia Franco Sousa, Valéria

Introduction: In the last decades hemotherapy has become more accurate, allowing that blood transfusion to be performed with more safety. Diseases coursing with hemolysis, hemorrhage, and erythropoiesis abnormalities are causes that lead patients to develop severe anemia. The present study aimed to characterize a canine population that underwent blood transfusion in a period of 28 months.Material, methods, and results: Files of the small animal UFMT Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Cuiabá between January 2010 and April 2012 were reviewed. Breed, sex, age (0 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months, 1 to 3 years, 3 to 5 years, 5 to 7 years, 7 to 9 years, and > 9 years) and possible diagnoses were evaluated. During this period, 132 blood transfusions were performed. It was verifi ed that 53 (40,2%) patients were of mixed breed and 79 (59,8%) were of pure breed; being 22 American Pit Bull Terrier, 10 Poodles; 10 Pinschers; 5 Cocker Spaniels, 5 German Shepherds, 4 Yorkshires; 3 Dachshunds; 3 Boxers; 3 Lhasa Apsos; 3 Rottweilers; 2 Husky Siberians; 2 Shar Peis; 2 Shih Tzus; and 5 subjects of distinct breeds (Bull Terrier, Dobermann, Brasilian Fila, Golden Retriever e Weimaraner). The main affection that demanded blood transfusions were the hemoparasitosis (Erliquiose and Babesiose) totalizing 67 (50,8%) out of 132 transfusions. Other affections represented 65 (49,2%) of the total, and were due t

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