Name:

Eric Kelly

Age:

18 months

Breed:

Standard Poodle

Sex:

MaleĀ 

History:

Reduced ability to exercise, weak and lethargic

Physical Examination:

Collapsed, very pale and quiet, tachycardia, tachypnoea

Lab Results:

PCV 8%, haemolysed serum, +ve in saline agglutination test

Diagnosis:

Immune mediated haemolytic anaemia (IMHA)

Treatment:

Intensive treatment over a three week period including Corticosteroids, Azathioprine, 9 units of PRBC and splenectomy

Outcome:

Weaned off medication over a few months. Still in remission, and very fit and well on two year follow up