The aim of this study is to evaluate iron status, erythrocyte, and platelet modifications in dogs with chronic enteropathy (CE). Dogs were grouped as food-responsive diarrhea (FRD, n = 11), antibiotic-responsive diarrhea (ARD, n = 5), and steroid-responsive diarrhea (SRD, n = 6) relating to therapeutic-response. Clinical and haematological findings, evidence of gastrointestinal blood loss, and iron metabolism were evaluated before and after treatment. A mild normocytic or microcytic anemia and thrombocytosis were identified, respectively in 18.0% and 31.8% of CE dogs. No significant differences between pre- and posttreatment of hematocrit, haemoglobin, and mean corpuscular volume, platelet count and mean platelet volume were found. Statistical analysis pointed out significant differences between pre- and posttreatment in serum iron (P < .03) and unsaturated iron binding capacity (UIBC) (P < .01). No significant correlations were found between these parameters and canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease activity index and pattern of CE as well.
|Autori:||MARCHETTI V.; LUBAS G.; LOMBARDO A.; CORAZZA M.; GUIDI G; CARDINI G.|
|Titolo:||Evaluation of erythrocytes, platelets, and serum iron profile in dogs with chronic enteropathy.|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.4061/2010/716040|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|