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Retrospective study of clinical complications occurring after arterial punctures in 111 dogs
  1. Y. Shiroshita, DVM1,
  2. R. Tanaka, DVM1,
  3. A. Shibazaki, DVM1 and
  4. Y. Yamane, DVM, PhD1
  1. 1 Department of Veterinary Surgery, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo 183-8509, Japan

Abstract

The clinical complications occurring after 111 dogs had undergone arterial punctures were reviewed in relation to the dogs' breed, bodyweight, age, sex and underlying diseases. Seven of the dogs had moderate to extensive ecchymoses, which were significantly more common in dogs under 3-5 kg in bodyweight and in dogs with disorders of the cardiovascular system.

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