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Evaluation of thromboelastography in bitches with pyometra
- Dorsey, Tovah I., Rozanski, Elizabeth A., Sharp, Claire R., Babyak, Jonathan M., de Laforcade, Armelle M.
- bitches, hematocrit, planning, pyometra, spaying, t-test
- We investigated the effect of pyometra on kaolin-activated thromboelastography (TEG). Eighteen client-owned dogs with pyometra and 8 healthy spayed dogs were recruited. TEG parameters and packed cell volume were determined. Results from spayed females and from intact females with pyometra were compared using a Student t-test and Wilcoxon rank sum test. Bitches with pyometra were hypercoagulable compared to spayed bitches as evidenced by elevated maximum amplitude, G, and alpha angle. There were no significant group differences in R time, K time, or clot lysis at 30 or 60 min. Dogs with pyometra should be anticipated to have hypercoagulable TEG variables, and this should be addressed when planning surgical and medical therapy.