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Journal June 2012 (Vol 34, No 6)

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Anemia: Determining the Cause by Wendy Fleischman , DVM, DACVIM

1. Erythropoietin, the hormone responsible for stimulating production of RBCs in the bone marrow, is produced by the
2. A ___________ suggests the presence of regeneration.
3. Which statement regarding reticulocytes is correct?
4. The most common etiology of IMHA in dogs is
5. Bone marrow examination would be indicated for a patient with
6. Which statement regarding erythropoietin insufficiency is correct?
7. Which of the following would be expected to result in regenerative anemia?
8. What is the most likely diagnosis for a dog with weakness, pale mucous membranes, a PCV of 20% (reference range: 36% to 50%), a TSvalue of 4.0 g/dL (reference range: 5.2 to 7.8 g/dL), anisocytosis, and polychromasia?
9. Which blood smear finding does not support a diagnosis of IMHA?
10. Which is the least likely diagnosis for a cat with a normocytic, normochromic, nonregenerative anemia that is still nonregenerative 1 week after initial presentation?
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