Today's Daily Dose: Anemia


What reticulocyte count in dogs and cats indicates a regenerative anemia?

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“As a general guideline, a reticulocyte count above 60,000/µl in cats (aggregate only) and 80,000/µl in dogs indicates a regenerative anemia. Dogs with regenerative anemias have reticulocyte counts that are frequently 100,000 to 300,000/µl (dogs with extremely regenerative anemia can have counts of 500,000/µl or greater), while cats typically demonstrate a less dramatic response when only the aggregate reticulocyte counts are evaluated.”

-Fred L. Metgzer Jr., DVM, DABVP, and Alan Rebar, DVM, PhD, DACVP

From Three-minute peripheral blood film evaluation: The erythron and thrombon



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