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Anemia: overview

Contributor(s): Yvonne McGrotty

Introduction

  • Anemia is defined as reduced number of red cells (<5.5 x 10 >12/l) and /or decreased hemoglobin content (<10 g/dl), and/or a PCV of < 0.33 l/l.
  • Mild anemia = PCV 0.21 - 0.33 l/l.
  • Moderate anemia = PCV 0.15 - 0.20 l/l.
  • Severe anemia = <PCV 0.15 l/l.
  • Regenerative:
  • Non-regenerative:
  • The differentiation of non-regenerative from regenerative anemia is subtle in the cat.
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Pathogenesis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Raskin R E (2010) Haematologic Disorders. In: Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat. 2nd edn. Ed Schaer M, Manson Publishing Ltd, London, pp 227-231.
  • Mills J (2000) Anaemia. In: Manual of Canine and Feline Haematology and Transfusion Medicine.1st edn. Eds Day M J, Mackin A & Littlewood J D, BSAVA Publications, Gloucester, pp 29-42.
  • Loar A S (1994) Anemia diagnosis and treatment. In. Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine. Ed. August J R. W B Saunders, Philadelphia. pp 469-487.
  • Tvedten H (1989) Erythrocyte disorders. Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods 1st Ed. W B Saunders. pp 36-56.


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