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​Erythrocyte Parameters as a Diagnostic Tool in Canine Medicine: A Review

DOI: 10.18805/ag.R-2112    | Article Id: R-2112 | Page : 288-295
Citation :- ​Erythrocyte Parameters as a Diagnostic Tool in Canine Medicine: A Review.Agricultural Reviews.2022.(43):288-295
S.N. Yadav, N. Ahmed, A.J. Nath, P.K. Boro sampurna.n.yadav@aau.ac.in
Address : Department of Veterinary Medicine, Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Joyhing, North Lakhimpur-787 051, Assam, India.
Submitted Date : 6-10-2020
Accepted Date : 12-06-2021

Abstract

The haematological analysis is one of the essential diagnostic and prognostic tools for the health practitioner. Routine hematology consists of erythrocyte, leucocyte and platelet parameters estimation. Erythrocyte parameters (RBC, RDW, haemoglobin, haematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC) estimation plays a crucial role in identifying anemia and several other acute and chronic conditions. Accurate and precise haematology results depend on correct blood collection procedures, suitable anticoagulants, proper storage and effective blood transport. The individual reference value variance can be due to age, sex, stress, diet, body condition, hydration status and reproductive status. Automatic haeamtology analyzer can yield quick and accurate results provided the sample is free from any artifacts. In conclusion, the accuracy of the result of automatic haematology analyzer in canine medicine is impeded by the lack of precise and rapid comparison procedure, instability and complexity of blood cells. Therefore the findings of the automatic haemotolyzer should always be corroborated with the clinical findings and another laboratory test.

Keywords

​Anaemia Automatic haematology analyzer Canine Erythrocytes parameter Haematology

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