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  • The inflammation of a vein due to clot formation. Breaking the word down into its two parts, thrombo means clot and phlebitis means inflammation of a vein.

  • Thrombophlebitis is a problem when catheters are not maintained properly or are placed under unsterile conditions. This condition can lead to more serious problems such as septicaemia or endocarditis.

  • Thromboplebitis is a common problem in horses, but not dogs and cats.