Acta Vet. Brno 2016, 85: 227-230

Selected haematological and biochemical indices in donkeys in the Czech and Slovak Republics

Markéta Sedlinská, Dominika Biricová, Eliška Horáčková, Miroslava Mráčková

University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Equine Clinic Brno, Czech Republic

Received December 17, 2015
Accepted August 31, 2016

The aim of this study was to establish normal reference values of biochemical and haematological indices of donkeys in the Czech and Slovak Republics. Blood samples were obtained from 112 clinically healthy donkeys (37 males and 75 females). The haematological indices examined were: red blood cells, white blood cells, haemoglobin concentration, haematocrit, mean cell volume, mean cell haemoglobin, mean cell haemoglobin concentration, platelets, segmented neutrophils, neutrophil bands, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils. The biochemical properties examined were: total protein, albumin, creatinine, alkaline phosphatase, aspartate aminotransferase, creatine kinase, gamma-glutamyl transferase, lactate dehydrogenase, triacylglycerols, cholesterol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, lactate. The results reported in this study could serve as reference ranges for the donkey population in the Czech and Slovak Republics.


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