A 2-year-old Boxer-looking factory dog from Joo Koon Circle
came in as he was not eating or active for the last 2 days. He has a golden brown coat and so Whiskey was an appropriate name.
A high fever (40.5 deg C). I sought permission from the factory owner to do a blood test as I suspected viral or tick fever infections. It is always important to do blood tests but the owner's permission must be given as he pays for it.
Total WCC 44 (6-17)
N 91%, L 6%, M 0.8%, E 1.6%, B 0%
Surprisingly, platelets were low 154 (200-500) for this young dog. Platelet clumping was noted.
SGOT/AST 128 (<81 br="br" high.="high." was="was">
Factory dogs don't get vaccinated and so they are not well protected. This dog had one vaccination. Anti-fever medication IV, antibiotics and drips were given for 2 days. The dog recovered and went home.81>