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By Phillip Clark

Atlas of medical Avian Hematology is a realistic consultant to the hematological features of birds. Illustrated all through with many colour photos, this wealthy source aids interpretation of hematological info, and promotes the exact type of hematological cells and identity of pathological changes.

Covering over a hundred species of birds, the Atlas illustrates the final hematological features of birds; the hematological diversifications encountered among different Orders of birds; and the hematological responses to ailment of birds, utilizing medical instances from many species of birds and various medical disorders.

  • Describes the way to gather and deal with blood samples from birds to top shield the standard of the blood.
  • Highly illustrated, colour consultant to the hematological features of birds
  • Case information and pictures illustrates the avian hematological responses to disease

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2004). 70) and there was poor correlation for lymphocyte counts. Phase contrast microscopy has been used to distinguish the hematological cells in avian blood. Janzarik (1981) described the morphology of erythrocytes, leukocytes and thrombocytes of chickens. Dilution of blood with 1% ammonium oxalate solution (1 : 20) and examination by phase contrast microscopy has been used to identify leukocytes and thrombocytes from numerous species of non-domestic birds (Hawkey & Samour 1988, Samour et al.

ANTICOAGULANTS In most species of birds, the use of ethylenediamine-tetra acetic acid (EDTA) as an anticoagulant provides the best preservation of cell morphology and samples of blood should be routinely mixed with EDTA to prevent the sample clotting (Jennings 1996, Wernery et al. 2004). Hattingh and Smith (1976) found, for blood from pigeons (Columba livia), that significant hemolysis was evident in samples mixed with heparin (30 hours) before it was evident in samples mixed with EDTA (70 hours).

Galliformes In most species of galliformes, blood can be collected from the right jugular vein or the ulnar or basilic veins. The jugular vein has been used successfully to obtain relatively large volumes of blood from relatively small birds, such as quail (Gildersleeve et al. 1985, 1987a,b, Schindler et al. 1987a,b). Columbiformes Doves and pigeons have well developed cervical pterylae that surround the neck and the cervical skin contains a well developed plexus of veins (plexus venosus subcutaneous collaris) that becomes engorged in both male and female adults that are reproductively active (Dalley et al.

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