Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences




Hemostasis is stopping bleeding in a controlled manner whereas coagulation is a series criterion and to diagnose disorders caused by coagulation in an early period is to determine the coagulation time. These phases are controlled with various tests. In this study, the aim is to determine some coagulation parameters in Sivas Kangal dogs by taking the age and sex into consideration. Coagulation is vitally important in many physiological and pathological cases. The most important tests, complete blood count with peripheral blood smear, prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), and D-dimer fibrin degradation product assay were applied to all subjects, respectively. It was found that thrombocyte counts in Sivas Kangal dogs were affected by the age factor in automatic and manual counting, whereas they were not affected by sex. In the same way, while PT times showed a meaningful change among groups depending on age, aPTT times were not affected by sex or age. The D-dimer assay results, which show the existence of fibrin degradation product, change depending on age and sex.


Coagulation, coagulation tests, Sivas Kangal dogs

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