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Hematology

Contributor(s): Michael Waters, Molly Varga, Vetstream Ltd

Overview

  • Study of blood cells.
  • Red cells via:
  • White cells via:
  • Platelet count and morphology   Hematology: platelet count  .
  • All via stained blood smear.
  • Tests of clotting function (values in seconds):
    • Whole blood clotting time (WBCT) 3.87 +/- 0.41 (mean +/- SD).
    • Prothrombin time (PT) 7.5 +/- 1.5.
    • Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) 19.5-22.5.

Sampling

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Tests

Availability

  • Widely available at commercial laboratories.
  • Blood smears can be examined in practice.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references fromPubMed.
  • Meier P & Lygax P (1990)A comparison of different reagents for the activated partial prothromboplastin time in rabbits and rat plasma. Thromb Res59(5), 883-886PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Campbell T W & Ellis C K (2007)Avian and Exotic Hematology and Cytology.3rd edn. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-0813818115.
  • Moore D M (2000)Hematology of Rabbits.In: Schalm's Veterinary Hematology. 5th edn. Eds: Feldman B F, Zinkl J G & Jain N C. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, USA. pp 1100-1106.
  • Lewis J H (1996)Comparative Hemostasis in Vertebrates.Plenum Press, New York, USA.


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