Comparative Haematology International

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 181–186 | Cite as

Thrombocytosis in dogs and cats: A retrospective study

  • A. S. Hammer
Original Article


A retrospective study was made of the clinical data in 118 dogs and 17 cats with thrombocytosis. The mean platelet count for dogs was 647 × 109/l and for cats was 767 × 109/l. There was no significant difference in platelet count based on species, age or sex. The most common disease categories associated with thrombocytosis were neoplasia (25%), gastrointestinal disorders (19%) and endocrine disorders (10%). The most common drug classes associated with thrombocytosis were corticosteroids and antineoplastic agents.

Key words

Cat Dog Platelet Thrombocytosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Hammer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary MedicineThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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