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US researchers test human antiplatelet drug in dogs

The human antiplatelet drug clopidogrel – marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis as Plavix – could be suitable for the treatment of dogs that need long-term anticoagulant therapy. It may also offer a safe alternative to the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in dogs at risk of thromboembolism due to concurrent therapeutic use of corticosteroids, according to researchers from the University of Georgia, US.


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