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Coagulation Laboratory

Clinical investigation of hemostasis in dogs and cats with naturally-occurring disease processes is facilitated by the state-of-the-art equipment housed in the coagulation laboratory at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts University. A recent study performed at Tufts (JAVMA: Fenty et al.) used thromboelastography to document hypercoagulability in dogs with immune-mediated hemolytic anemia prior to therapy with prednisone. Certainly this population of dogs is known to experience severe thrombotic complications, at times despite aggressive anticoagulation.

Another study published in JAVMA by Tufts resident Shana O’Marra Continue reading

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Dr. Armelle de Laforcade

Extensive evaluation of hemostasis and monitoring of anticoagulation therapy can be readily accomplished using the equipment housed in the coagulation laboratory at Tufts University‘s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine:

Dr. Armelle de LaForcade

Dr. Armelle de Laforcade, associate professor and section head for Emergency Care at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals. Image courtesy Worcester Magazine.

  • Thromboelastography allows for the global assessment of hemostasis, and is particularly useful for the identification of hypercoagulable states. Continue reading