​Haematological and Blood Chemistry Values in Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) from Ladakh, India

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP319    | Article Id: BKAP319 | Page : 156-157
Citation :- ​Haematological and Blood Chemistry Values in Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) from Ladakh, India.Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2021.(36):156-157
Animesh Talukdar, Sunetro Ghosal, Pankaj Raina animeshtalukdar@rediffmail.com
Address : Department of Wildlife Protection, Leh-194 101, Ladakh, India.
Submitted Date : 2-07-2021
Accepted Date : 9-07-2021


Background: Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is a pervasive carnivore species across most of Eurasia and parts of North Africa. The current study was aimed to evaluate baseline values for selected haematological and biochemical variables for red fox in Ladakh, India.
Methods: Blood samples were collected from a female red fox with a drug combination of Xylazine and Ketamine. Selected haematological and biochemical variables were assessed for red fox in Ladakh, India.
Result: The total leucocytic count was found as 6.37 10^3/uL, Differential Neutrophil count was found as 4.86 10^3/uL, absolute lymphocyte count, monocytes, eosinophil and basophils were found as 1.08 10^3/uL, 0.42 10^3/uL, 0 10^3/uL and 0.01 10^3/uL respectively. Differential count for neutrophil lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophil and basophils were found as 76.1%, 17%, 6.6%, 0.1% and 0.2% respectively. Total erythrocytic count was found as 8.710^6/uL, hematocrit as 12 g/dL, mean corpuscular volume was 47.4 fL and platelet as 212 10^3/uL. Serum biochemical analysis revealed serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase/ aspartate aminotransferase as 316 U/Lt, serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase/alanine aminotransferase as 260 U/Lt and alkaline phosphatase as 46 U/Lt.


​Biochemistry Haematology Physiological parameters Red fox


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