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Hematometra secondary to anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (1998)
  • S L Padgett
  • Jennifer E. Stokes, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • R L Tucker
  • L G Wheaton
Abstract

An adult, intact female Australian shepherd presented for frank vaginal bleeding of unknown duration. The only coagulation profile abnormality upon presentation was mild prolongation of the partial thromboplastin time (PTT). The uterus was removed at surgery and contained a large amount of coagulated blood. Clotting profiles were markedly abnormal 48 hours postoperatively. Serum analysis was positive for brodifacoum, an anticoagulant rodenticide. Preoperative coagulation was most likely normalized by vitamin K1 therapy administered prior to presentation. The only manifestation of anticoagulant rodenticide was hematometra. Rodenticide intoxication should be considered in the differential diagnosis list of hematometra or metrorrhagia.

Publication Date
1998
Citation Information
S L Padgett, Jennifer E. Stokes, R L Tucker and L G Wheaton. "Hematometra secondary to anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity" Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association Vol. 34 Iss. 5 (1998)
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