• Ahmad Rohmadhon Holifatullah Laboratorium Patologi Klinik Rumah Sakit Hewan Universitas Brawijaya, Kampus II UB, Puncak Dieng Eksklusif, Desa Kalisongo, Dau, Malang, Jawa Timur, Indonesia 65151
  • Iwan Harjono Utama Laboratorium Biokimia Veteriner, Fakultas Kedokteran Hewan Universitas Udayana, Jl. PB. Sudirman, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Sri Kayati Widyastuti Laboratorium Ilmu Penyakit Dalam Veteriner, Fakultas Kedokteran Hewan Universitas Udayana, Jl. Raya Sesetan Gg. Markisa No. 6, Denpasar Selatan, Bali, Indonesia


A medical examination is a mandatory treatment received by police dogs to monitor health, that performance in the field becomes optimal. Regular blood tests are importance to get health information. Platelets are one of the importance indicators in the blood test results in the form of Platelet values (PLT), Mean Platelet Volume (MPV), Platelet Distribution Width (PDW), and Platelet Crit (PCT). This value can establish a diagnosis and become a health surveillance parameter in police dogs. This study is conduct observationally to determine the picture of platelets in police dogs in the Malang City Resort police. The sample came from all police dogs in the Malang City Resort Police, which amounted to 10 tails. Blood samples were read using the Haematology Analyzer RT-7600 machine in Clinical Pathology Laboratory at Brawijaya University. The result of the study showed that in the value of PLT, five police dog blood samples had thrombocytopenia and five others within the range of typical values. Only one specimen is below the range of expected values at the MPV value. At the PDW value, all samples are in the expected range value. On PCT value, all specimens are also in the normal range of values. It can conclude that the study of PLT values in 5 police dogs had thrombocytopenia in the MPV value of 1 sample below the normal range in addition to the PDW and PCT values of all specimens within the normal range. The need for follow-up platelet examinations such as liver and bone marrow biopsies for further check-ups. The addition of a routine blood check agenda on police dogs needs to be made.


Download data is not yet available.


Allen LA, Felker GM, Mehra MR, Chiong J R, Dunlap SH, Ghali JK, Lenihan DJ, Oren RM, Wagoner LE, Schwartz TA, Adams KF. 2010. Validation and potential mechanisms of red cell distribution width as a prognostic marker in heart failure. J Card Fail. 16(3): 230-238.Bommer NX, Shaw DJ, Milne EM, Ridyard AE. 2008. Platelet distribution width and mean platelet volume in the interpretation of thrombocytopenia in dogs. J. Small Anim. Pract. 49: 518-524.
Durachim A, Dewi A. 2018. Bahan ajar teknologi laboratorium medik: hemostasis. Jakarta Pusat Pendidikan SDM Kesehatan.
Ford HC, Toomath RJ, Carter JM. 1988. Mean platelet volume is increased in hyperthyroidism. Am. J. Hematol. 27(3): 190-193.
Grindem CB, Breitschwerdt EB, Corbett WT, Jans HE. 1991. Epidemiologic survey of thrombocytopenia in dogs: A Report On 987 Cases. Vet. Clin. Pathol. 20(2): 38-43.
Kaito K, Otsubo H, Usui N. 2005. Platelet size deviation width, platelet large cell ratio, and mean platelet volume have sufficient sensitivity and specifi city in the diagnosis of immune thrombocytopenia. Br. J. Haematol. 128(5): 698 – 702.
Kuter DJ. 1996. The physiology of platelet production. Br J Haematol. 14 (1): 88 – 101.
Moritz A, Walcheck BK, Weiss DJ. 2005. Evaluation of flow cytometric and automated methods for detection of activated platelets in dogs with inflammatory disease. Am. J. Vet. Res. 66(22): 325-329.
Northern J, Tvedten HW. 1992. Diagnosis of microthrombocytosis and immune-mediated thrombocytopenia in dogs with thrombocytopenia: 68 cases (1987-1989). J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. 200(3): 368-372.
Prameswari A, Iskandar A, Wafi M. 2018. Jumlah rerata trombosit dan plateletcrit (MPV dan PCT) sebagai prediktor syok pada anak yang terinfeksi dengue di Rs Dr. Saiful Anwar Malang. Maj. Kes. 5(3): 153-159.
Russell KE. 2010. Schalm’s veterinary hemathology 6th ed. chapter 77 platelet kinetics and laboratory evaluation of thrombocytopenia. Publishing Ltd.
Small BM, Bettigole RE. 1981. Diagnosis of myeloproliferative disease by analysis of platelet volume distribution. Am. J. Clin. Pathol. 76(5):685 – 691.
Topper MJ, Welles EG. 2003. Haemostasis. Latimer KS, Mahaffey EA, Prasse’s KW (eds). Duncan and Prasse’s Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology. 4th Ed. Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, USA, Pp. 99-135.
Yilmaz Z, Eralp O, Ilcol YO. 2008. Evaluation of platelet count and its association with plateletcrit, mean platelet volume, and platelet size distribution width in a canine model of endotoxemia. Vet. Clin. Pathol. 37(2): 159-163.
Zink C, Schlehr M. 2020. Working dog structure: evaluation and relationship to function. Front. Vet. Sci. 7: 559055.
How to Cite
HOLIFATULLAH, Ahmad Rohmadhon; UTAMA, Iwan Harjono; WIDYASTUTI, Sri Kayati. DESCRIPTION OF TROMBOSITES IN POLISI DOGS AT THE STATE POLICE OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA, MALANG CITY RESORT. Buletin Veteriner Udayana, [S.l.], p. 177-182, mar. 2023. ISSN 2477-2712. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 08 june 2023. doi:

Most read articles by the same author(s)