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EMERGENCE OF A THROMBOCYTOPENIC DISORDER IN A GROUP OF WORKING DOGS OF SRI LANKA AIR FORCE
Journal - Sri Lanka Veterinary Journal (volume: 65(1))
Volume - 65(1)
Year - 2018
Page Number - 13
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Clinical Communication

S.L.Vet.J. 2018, 65: 13-15                                                                                                       Clinical communication

EMERGENCE OF A THROMBOCYTOPENIC DISORDER IN A GROUP OF WORKING DOGS OF SRI LANKA AIR FORCE

PS Jayatilaka1, PPH Pinnagoda1, PE Gunawardena1, KMH Ginarathne1,
ID Silva2, N Wijeyawardena2, MRCK Mallawa2, TMW Karunaratne3,
A Dangolla2 and RS Rajakaruna4


1 Sri Lanka Air Force, Katunayake, 2 Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Peradeniya,
3Government Veterinary Surgeon, Anuradhapura, 4Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya

SUMMARY: The complicated clinical manifestations of canine piroplasmosis with severe thrombocytopenia have been occasionally observed in dogs. This clinical communication describes an acute clinical condition characterized by severe bleeding tendencies with high fatality rates in five groups of working dogs of the Sri Lanka Air Force. It is a multifactorial condition in which known hemoparasites in dogs in Sri Lanka and Anaplasma possibly play roles, requiring further investigation. The clinical condition was successfully managed with a combination of oral antibiotics and prednisolone.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slvj.v65i1.31

How to Cite: Jayatilaka, P.S., Pinnagoda, P.P.H., Gunawardena, P.E., Ginarathne, K.M.H., Silva, I.D.,Wijeyawardena, N., Mallawa, M.R.C.K., Karunaratne, T.M.W., Dangolla, A. and Rajakaruna, R.S., 2018. Emergence of a thrombocytopenic disorder in a group of working dogs of Sri Lanka Air force. Sri Lanka Veterinary Journal, 65(1), pp.13–15. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slvj.v65i1.31

Keywords: Thrombocytopenic, Working dogs, Air force, Sri Lanka