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Wednesday, 30 November 2011 00:12

Diagnosis and Treatment Of Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia (for veterinarians)

Written by Ellen Miller, DVM, MS, Diplomate, ACVIM
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Thrombocytopenia is a common disorder in small animals.There are several causes, which can be grouped into four categories.

These are accelerated platelet destruction, decreased production, increased consumption, and sequestration. Specific disorders in each category are listed in Table 1. Of the causes of thrombocytopenia in which the platelet counts are less than 30,000/ul, immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (IMT),disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, and bone marrow disorders are most common.


Learn much more about destruction of platelets by the immune system:

NB: Vaccination is believed to be one of the chief triggers for this disease. I, and many vaccinologists, believe that any pet who has have ever had this type of serious immune dysfunction should NOT be vaccinated. Consult with your veterinary homeopath to maintain your pet's overall health. This will optimize the immune system and prevent potentially fatal vaccine reactions. Fortunately, my patients with this disease have responded well to homeopathic therapy.--Dr. Jeff



Please note: The information provided here is intended to supplement the recommendations of your veterinarian. Do not disregard veterinary advice or delay treatment based on information on this site. Nothing can replace a complete history and physical examination performed by your veterinarian. -Dr. Jeff

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  • Comment Link Dr. Jeff Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:50 posted by Dr. Jeff

    Hi Evie. I'm so sorry to hear about Molly.

    Unfortunately, without lots more specific info, my best advice has to be general. Feed her the best diet possible, use Hepato Support antioxidants and other liver support, and to add a holistically trained (preferably homeopathic) vet to your vet care team.

    Great food, moderate exercise, sunshine and fresh air will help strengthen her vitality and help her ability to heal.

    Of course, avoid vaccines in the future.

    Feel free to post on the Pet Chat forum if I can help in any other way.

    Dr. Jeff

  • Comment Link Evie kypreos Wednesday, 21 March 2012 05:20 posted by Evie kypreos

    Our dog Molly had been vaccinated with four vaccines a month ago . She is going to be two in April . She began vomitting fever no energy and diarrhea . We took her to the vet. After three days of iv fluids the vet said they did not know what was wrong with the dog. They did every test ultrasound X-rays barium all neg. the dog was then transferred to another vet that gave tx for fever found dog to have pancreatitis secondary to Itp. Dog is a bichion and required a blood transfusion platelets dropped to 11. Within two days they went from 44,000 to 65,000 to 145,000 now today 195,000. On steroids and finally discharged after ten days and refinancing house to pay bill. They feel this was due to rabies vaccine and three others. Dog is very weak and on steroids drug to prevent liver damage and vitamins. Any holistic treatment you could suggest.
    Thank you
    Evie and Molly

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