TitleEvaluation of latex agglutination kits for detection of fibrin(ogen) degradation products and D-dimer in healthy horses and horses with severe colic.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsStokol, T, Erb, HN, De Wilde, L, Tornquist, SJ, Brooks, M
JournalVeterinary clinical pathology / American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Date Published2005 Dec
KeywordsSensitivity and Specificity

Fibrin(ogen) degradation products (FDPs) and D-dimer are sensitive indicators of excessive fibrinolysis due to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in dogs. To the authors' knowledge, latex-agglutination-based plasma FDP and D-dimer assays have not been validated for use in horses.