Haematological and biochemical changes in dogs naturally infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum before and after treatment

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Haematological and biochemical changes in dogs naturally infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum before and after treatment. / Willesen, Jakob; Jensen, Asger Lundorff; Kristensen, Annemarie Thuri; Koch, Jørgen.

In: Veterinary Journal, Vol. 180, No. 1, 2009, p. 106-111.

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Willesen, J, Jensen, AL, Kristensen, AT & Koch, J 2009, 'Haematological and biochemical changes in dogs naturally infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum before and after treatment', Veterinary Journal, vol. 180, no. 1, pp. 106-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2007.10.018

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Willesen, J., Jensen, A. L., Kristensen, A. T., & Koch, J. (2009). Haematological and biochemical changes in dogs naturally infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum before and after treatment. Veterinary Journal, 180(1), 106-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2007.10.018

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Willesen J, Jensen AL, Kristensen AT, Koch J. Haematological and biochemical changes in dogs naturally infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum before and after treatment. Veterinary Journal. 2009;180(1):106-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2007.10.018

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Willesen, Jakob ; Jensen, Asger Lundorff ; Kristensen, Annemarie Thuri ; Koch, Jørgen. / Haematological and biochemical changes in dogs naturally infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum before and after treatment. In: Veterinary Journal. 2009 ; Vol. 180, No. 1. pp. 106-111.

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