Prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time using a point-of-care analyser (Abaxis VSpro®) in Bennett's wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus)

B. N. Nevitt, S. K. Chinnadurai, M. K. Watson, J. N. Langan, M. J. Adkesson

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Abstract

There are few reports of coagulation times in marsupial species. Blood samples collected from 14 Bennett's wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus) under anaesthesia during routine health assessments were analysed for prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) using a point-of-care analyser (POC) (Abaxis VSPro®). The wallabies had an aPTT mean of 78.09 s and median of 78.1 s. The PT for all wallabies was greater than 35 s, exceeding the longest time measured on the POC. Although PT was significantly longer, aPTT was similar to the manufacturer's domestic canine reference range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-386
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian veterinary journal
Volume94
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

Keywords

  • activated partial thromboplastin time
  • haematology
  • point-of-care
  • prothrombin time
  • wallabies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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