Hemostatic disorders
Hemostatic disorders are broken down into two broad categories:
  • failure of primary hemostasis, which means something wrong with the platelets
  • failure of secondary hemostasis, which means something wrong with clotting factors
Conditions can be inherited or acquired.
This dog has recurrent mucosal surface bleeds.  Here we see ecchymotic hemorrhages on the conjunctiva.  What is the most common inherited bleeding disorder in dogs?

young dog developed a sudden warm and fluctuant swelling just proximal to the hock joint.  A tap yielded what looked like free blood.  There was history of only very minimal trauma.  What do you think is going on and do you have a recommendation for further diagnostics that could be performed?

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