Reticulocytes Count: Why They Are More Important Than Just Classifying Anemia
Sponsored by Idexx
Description: The absolute reticulocyte count measures bone marrow response to demand for red blood cells. The quality of the reticulocyte provides insight into relatively common diseases with or without anemia.
Case material will be used as a foundation for discussion on why reticulocytes count
Ways reticulocyte count is estimated
Why reticulocyte count is critical
Why reticulocytes count when there is no anemia
How to use reticulocyte indices
Speaker: Dr. Kari Mundschenk, DVM, DABVP-Feline
Bio: Dr. Mundschenk graduated from Washington State University in 1990. Her career experience includes 16 years in mixed- and small-animal practice, leading to 10 years of feline-exclusive practice. She is a past director of the American
Association of Feline Practitioners and is coauthor of the 2014 AAFP Feline Inappropriate Elimination Guidelines. She currently serves on the WINN Feline Grant review committee and on multiple technical college advisory panels.
Dr. Keri Meudschenk speaking