Red Blood Cell Distribution Width (RDW) in thorougbred horses from 12 to 24 months of age

Mara Regina Stipp Balarin, Joandes Henrique Fonteque, Cleverson de Souza, Mere Erika Saito, Aguemi Kohayagawa, Raimundo Souza Lopes

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to establish reference values for red blood cell distribution width (RDW) in health horses. We obtained blood samples through jugular punctured from 90 clinicaly health thorougbred horses between 12 and 24 months of age. Blood was obtained in a Cell-Dyn 3500 (Abbott Diagnostic) cell counter. Mean ± standart deviation values for RDW in male horses were 26,90 ± 1,41, whereas in females values were 26,89 ± 1,75. There were no differences in the RDW values between sexes, therefore, our reference values can be used in both males and females.


Keywords


RDW; Equine; PSI; Cell Dyn 3500.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2001v22n2p135

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
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