A diagnosis of polycythemia with possible pyelonephritis

8 year old red heeler that is lethargic, depressed, and occasionally vomits. Extremely red eyes and gums also. His HCT-75.9, RBC-12.71, BUN-29, and CREA-2.6. The vet has him on antibotics for two more weeks, and then he will possibly perform a phlebotomy. Is there a test that will measure the amount of erythropoietin he is producing to determine the type of polycythemia?

Asked by Member 746233 on Oct 3rd 2008 Tagged highredbloodcells in Australian Cattle Dog
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