Okay, affected means that he's got two copies of the gene that causes vWD, and he may have bleeding complications because of that. In which case, going to a vet who is familiar with vWD patients is the best option. One thing to have done before surgery is a bleeding time test. https://www.vet.cornell.edu/animal-health-diagnostic-center/laboratories/comparative-coagulation/clinical-topics/bleeding-time-testsNow back from my little trip, it is getting close to neuter time.
We got a result back from VetGen, it says Loki is "Affected" Type 1 Von Willebrands disease. Nothing more. I'm not sure if there is another element to this test they will send. Do this info preclude a safe neuter?
Thank you in advance, for your replies!
That's a good question—I thought IDEXX was a reference lab. I'm wondering if it's a specific test to see what level his vWD factor is currently (it can vary)?? I would ask what supplies they plan to have available if the vWD turns out to be a problem.Here we have a copy of the vet neuter estimate.
Loki is doing great, he is over 18 months. His fur is good and his training is happening! We are neutering him. Partly because we would like him registered at county. >>Its so funny on the vet info he is a Dachshund mix @ 90 lbs!!! We have micro chipped him already, and have a donut collar to use so total is 697.00 bucks. I'm not sure if the 1dexxx thing is plasma available??
thank in advance for you help, again, Julia. For your enjoyment Bella and Rott DWTS!!
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