A New Approach to Blood Parameters in Dogs with Hemorrhagic Enteritis

YAVUZ H. H., Güzel M., Meral Y., Dalğın D., GÖKALP G., Özcan Ü.

ACTA SCIENTIAE VETERINARIAE, vol.45, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Blood parameters, hemorrhagic enteritis, mean platelet volume (MPV), platelets, platelet distribution width (PDW), red blood cell distribution width (RDW), CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH, MEAN PLATELET VOLUME, NEUTROPHILS
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Some blood parameters have diagnostic and prognostic importance for the infections in human medicine. However, there is insufficient research regarding the importance of blood parameters and their correlations in veterinary medicine. Increased blood cell distribution width (RDW) and platelet activity can link with the important inflammatory markers. The main objective of the present study was the evaluation of the relationship among some important blood parameters namely RDW, platelet count (PLT), platelet distribution width (PDW), mean platelet volume (MPV), plateletcrit (PCT), their potential usage in the diagnosis and determination of the clinical severity in dogs with hemorrhagic enteritis.