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Veterinary Medicine International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 704836, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/704836
Research Article

Signalment and Blood Types in Cats Being Evaluated as Blood Donors at Two Italian University Blood Banks

1Veterinary Transfusion Unit (REV), Department of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety (VESPA), University of Milan, Via G. Celoria 10, 20133 Milan, Italy
2Veterinary Transfusion Unit (EMOVET-UNIPG), Department of Veterinary Clinical Science, University of Perugia, Via San Costanzo 4, 06124 Perugia, Italy

Received 18 November 2013; Accepted 7 February 2014; Published 16 March 2014

Academic Editor: Ingo Nolte

Copyright © 2014 Eva Spada et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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