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The primary purpose of this study is to determine whether English Bulldogs are more hypercoagulable (an abnormality of the clotting process that increases the risk of developing blood clots within blood vessels) than non-brachycephalic dogs by running a series of coagulation tests. We are also interested in determining if C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation …

Source: http://news.vet.tufts.edu/2017/02/evaluating-hypercoagulability-abnormal-blood-coagulation-that-increases-the-risk-of-blood-clots-in-dogs-with-brachycephalic-airway-syndrome-similarity-to-human-obstructive-sleep-apnea/