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Bilateral hydronephrosis secondary to anticoagulant rodenticide intoxication in a dog

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Address correspondence and reprint request to: Dr. Naomi Hansen, University of Melbourne Veterinary Clinic and Hospital, 250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Australia. E-mail nhansen@unimelb.edu.au

Abstract

Objective: To describe an unusual site of hemorrhage in a case of anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity.

Case summary: A dog treated for Brodifacoum anticoagulant rodenticide intoxication was referred for treatment of thrombocytopenia and dysuria. Sonographic examination revealed a large blood clot within the urinary bladder, extending proximally along both ureters, and a bilateral hydronephrosis. In this dog, management of the vitamin K1-dependent coagulopathy was unusually complicated by uremia and thrombocytopenia.

New information provided: This is the first reported case of hydronephrosis secondary to anticoagulant rodenticide intoxication in a dog.

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