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Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud

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PEDROZO, R; QUINTANA, G; BAZAN, A  and  FLORENTIN, M. Hematological reference values in apparently healthy adult dogs attending a private clinic in Asuncion. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2010, vol.8, n.2, pp.05-13. ISSN 1812-9528.

The hemogram is the laboratory test most commonly used for diagnosis in dogs, therefore it is necessary to have adequate reference values to interpret correctly the results and obtain a valid conclusion.The objective of the present study is to determine the hematological values in apparently healthy adult dogs in the city of Asuncion. This cross-sectional descriptive study was performed in a group of apparently healthy dogs, regular patients of the Clinic "Tacuary 2" The hematologic values of 100 adult dogs of 23 different breeds were determined by manual techniques.The reference values were found using the classical or parametric method which is calculated based on the mean value plus minus twice the standard deviation (x±2s). The values were number of erythrocytes (4.3 - 7.1 x 106/µl), hemoglobin (9.2 - 15.6 g/dl), hematocrit (28.2 - 48.2%), MCV (63 - 71 fL), MCHC (30 - 35 g/dL), MCH (20 - 23 pg), number of leukocytes (7.8 - 12.5 x 103/µL), segmented neutrophils (62 - 86%), (5.7 - 9.3 x 103/µL), band neutrophils (0 -2%), (0 - 231 x 103/µL), eosinophils (0 - 5%), (0 to 0.56 x 103/µL), lymphocytes (11 - 29%), (1 - 3 x103/µL), monocytes (0 - 7.6%) (0 - 0.4 x 103/µL), total protein (4.5 to 7.05 g/L). It should be noticed the lower values of erythrocytes, hemoglobin, hematocrit and total protein of the study population when compared to those reported in the literature.

Keywords : canine; hematology; Asunción.

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