Comparative study between the Red Blood Cell Distribution Width (RDW) and Packed Volume Cell (PVC), Mean Corpuscular Volume (MVC) and the anisocytosis in blood’s smear rameters in dogs

Karina Keller Marques da Costa Flaiban, Mara Regina Stipp Balarin


The objective was to evaluate the red blood cell distribution width (RDW) in dogs with different packed volume cell (PVC) and to correlate with the mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and the anisocytosis in blood’s smears. The had been analysed the information from complete blood counts from dogs presented in Veterinary Hospital from Universidade Estadual de Londrina in the period between October 4th until December 20th of 2002. The informations had been separated in four groups according to the PVC and submitted on a statistic analysis that resulted in a statistic difference between the groups to RDW and MCV. There was no statistic difference between male and female to the parameters in the comparative Tukey’s test. The comparative study between the anisocytosis in the blood smears and the RDW have not shown correlation.


Dogs; PVC; RDW; MCV.


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