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HEMOGRAMA E BIOQUÍMICA CLÍNICA SANGUÍNEA DE ARARAS (Ara sp.) MANTIDAS EM SÍTIOS ECOLÓGICOS NO ESTADO DA BAHIA

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Author(s): Débora Malta Gomes | Margarete Neres Silva | Renata Maria Monção Silva | Rafaela Duplat Dórea | Bruno Lopes Bastos | Maria Consuêlo Caribé Ayres

Journal: Ciência Animal Brasileira
ISSN 1518-2797

Volume: 12;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 699;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Biochemistry | Haemogram | Psittacidae.

ABSTRACT
This research aimed to establish reference values for hemogram and clinical biochemistry, aiming at to evaluating the liver function of healthy macaws (Ara sp.), with the influence of species on the blood constituents, in order to contribute to the health monitoring of this species kept in ecological farms in the state of Bahia (Brazil). We used forty-five blood samples from three distinct species: green-winged macaw (Ara chloroptera), blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) and scarlet macaws (Ara macao). A total of 3.5 mL of blood was collected from the ulnar vein of each bird: 1.5 mL was placed in tubes containing EDTA, to carry out the hemogram, and 2.0 mL of blood without anticoagulant was used to obtain serum, for the biochemical analysis. The averages obtained for the blood of the genus Ara were PCV: 2.74 ± 0.48 x106/μL; VG: 36.8 ± 5.56%; Hb: 15.4 ± 2.42 g/dL; thrombocytes:9,580 ± 2,850 x103/μL; leukocyte count: 5,340 ± 3,580/μL; lymphocytes: 1,408.8 ± 1,020.7/μL; heterophils: 3,252.0 ± 2,026.3/μL; monocytes: 169.1 ± 227.5/μL; basophils: 34.2 ± 72.3/μL; eosinophils: 186.9 ± 183.9/μL. The results of the serum biochemical parameters were activity of the enzymes AST 67.6 ± 12.8 IU/L; CK 77.9 ± 44.6 IU/L; LDH 240.1 ± 85.6 IU/L; cholesterol 160.3 ± 34.8 mg/dL; triglycerides 111.8 ± 58.6 mg/dL; glucose 228.5 ± 38.1 mg/dL and total proteins: 3.37 ± 0.8 g/dL. Significant differences (p
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