Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 66 Number 2

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Age-related change of the plasma fibrinogen concentration in dogs

Segawa, Kazuhito;Takahashi, Chika;Takahashi, Makoto;Ito, Tetsuro;Neo, Sakurako;Hisasue, Masaharu;Tsuchiya, Ryo

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/70498
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.66.2.119
KEYWORDS : Age;Dog;Fibrinogen

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate whether canine plasma fibrinogen concentration changes with age. We also investigated sex differences in the plasma fibrinogen concentration. As a result, the plasma fibrinogen concentration was found to moderately increase with age (Spearman's r = 0.55, P < 0.001), whereas that of the male and female dogs did not differ to a statistically significant extent. This finding suggests the need to consider aging as a factor that affects the plasma fibrinogen concentration.

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