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Reply To: Anaemia

Simon Patchett

That is really helpful, thanks Scott!

Good to know we don’t see age related changes in response to anaemia – It must be a real challenge for doctors to interpret the anaemias in the elderly!

The dog is clinically well at the moment and so further testing hasn’t been pursued.

Really interesting RE melena and the volume of ingested blood required in humans (it’s not an insignificant amount) – something that seems obvious now you’ve pointed it out but I hadn’t considered there’s a threshold volume. There’s clearly a number of these cases that will fly under the radar or at least have normal histories but may still have a GI bleed!

Thanks again!
Simon 🙂