Perfil hematológico de la paloma doméstica (Columba livia) de la costa norte del Perú

Translated title of the contribution: Hematological profile of the domestic pigeon (Columba livia) from the north coast of Peru

Gloria Vásquez Sánchez, Christian Delgado Pérez, Eduar Vásquez Sánchez, Luis Antonio Hoyos Sifuentes

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The aim if this study was to determine the haematological profile of the pigeon (Columba livia) raised on the north coast of Peru. In total, 96 blood samples from juvenile and adult pigeons (51 females and 45 males) were used. Samples were collected in tubes with anticoagulant between April and December 2019. Natt and Herrick haematological techniques (red and white blood cell count), microhematocrit method (hematocrit), cyanmethemoglobin method (haemoglobin) and stained blood smears with Wright staining (differential leukocyte count and platelet count) were used. The values for juvenile and adult females and juvenile and adult males were 262.4±48.5, 308.8±38.0, 258.2±56.1 and 303.8±42.9 g, haematocrit of 40.8±4.9, 45.8±3.9, 40.9±3.4 and 43.6±5.2%, haemoglobin of 14.1±1.9, 15.4±1.8, 13.9±1.9 and 14.8±2.6 g/dl, red blood cell count of 3.09±1.0, 3.1±0.6, 3.0±0.8 and 3.3±0.7x106/µl, platelets of 32.4±12.9, 35.9±8.8, 33.6±12.5 and 34.0±10.7x103/µl, white blood cells of 19.8±1.4, 17.6±0.9, 18.2±1.0 and 17.0±1.0x103/µl, and heterophile/ lymphocyte ratio of 1.8, 1.5, 1.7 and 1.4, respectively. The average values found were within those reported for the Columbiform order.

Translated title of the contributionHematological profile of the domestic pigeon (Columba livia) from the north coast of Peru
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere21686
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2021

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