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Feline Emergency Critical Care Clinical Studies

Emergency Critical Care (ECC) at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) consists of emergency and critical care specialists who are trained to provide state-of-the-art intensive care to critically ill patients. Findings from these studies are integral to improving methodologies in critical cases. To learn more about the emergency and critical care service at the OVC, please click here.


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NEW STUDY Comparison of Two Laboratory Systems for Hemoglobin Measurements in Cats

Complete Title: Methods comparison of HemoCue Hb 201+ System and Advia 2120 for hemoglobin measurement in cats

Sick cats often have anemia (a deficiency of healthy red blood cells), which when given intravenous (IV) fluids can worsen this condition. A new handheld device, the HemoCue Hb 201, requires much smaller (up to 100x) blood samples and provides quick results. Before using this device in clinical practice, we need to ensure it is as accurate as our current method, the Advia 2120.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Any cat undergoing routine blood collection at the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre
  • Cats that may have a suspected new diagnosis of Immune-mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) will be ineligible to participate.

Questions about these studies?