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Hematology and serum chemistry reference values of stray dogs in Bangladesh

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Author(s): S.A. Khan | J.H. Epstein | K.J. Olival | M.M. Hassan | M.B. Hossain | K.B.M.A. Rahman | M.F. Elahi | M.A. Mamun | N. Haider | G. Yasin | J. Desmond

Journal: Open Veterinary Journal
ISSN 2218-6050

Volume: 1;
Start page: 13;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Hematology | Serum chemistry | Reference value | Stray dog | Bangladesh

ABSTRACT
Hematology and serum chemistry values were obtained from 28 male and 22 female stray dogs in Chittagong Metropolitan area, Bangladesh. The goal of the study was to establish reference value for hematology and serum chemistry for these semi wild animals in relation to age, sex, reproductive stage and body condition. No significant differences were found for mean values of hemoglobin, packed cell volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, white blood cell, differential leukocyte count, total protein, albumin, glucose, cholesterol, phosphorus and potassium among or between sexes, ages, reproductive states or body conditions. Significant differences were noted for erythrocyte sedimentation rate (p
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