Atlas of Clinical Avian Hematology by Phillip Clark

By Phillip Clark

Atlas of medical Avian Hematology is a pragmatic advisor to the hematological features of birds. Illustrated all through with many colour photos, this wealthy source aids interpretation of hematological information, and promotes the actual category of hematological cells and id of pathological changes.

Covering over a hundred species of birds, the Atlas illustrates the final hematological features of birds; the hematological adaptations encountered among the various Orders of birds; and the hematological responses to affliction of birds, utilizing medical situations from many species of birds and quite a number medical disorders.

  • Describes easy methods to acquire and deal with blood samples from birds to most sensible look after the standard of the blood.
  • Highly illustrated, colour consultant to the hematological features of birds
  • Case information and pictures illustrates the avian hematological responses to disease

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Collection and handling of blood samples 21 Figure 26 Blood from an Australian kestrel (Falco cenchroides). The blood film has been stained with modified Wright’s stain. Present is a basophil showing typical darkly basophilic cytoplasmic granules that obscure much of the cell’s nucleus and an adjacent, disrupted basophil with a lysed nucleus and dispersed basophilic granules. Figure 27 Blood from the same Australian kestrel as in Figure 26. The blood film has been stained with Diff Quik stain. Present is a basophil, in which most of the cytoplasmic granules have not stained.

2004). 70) and there was poor correlation for lymphocyte counts. Phase contrast microscopy has been used to distinguish the hematological cells in avian blood. Janzarik (1981) described the morphology of erythrocytes, leukocytes and thrombocytes of chickens. Dilution of blood with 1% ammonium oxalate solution (1 : 20) and examination by phase contrast microscopy has been used to identify leukocytes and thrombocytes from numerous species of non-domestic birds (Hawkey & Samour 1988, Samour et al.

This chapter describes the general morphological characteristics of the cells from the blood of healthy birds. ERYTHROCYTES See Figures 46–62. The erythrocytes of birds, when examined in Romanowsky stained blood films by light microscopy, are ovoid with a centrally located ovoid nucleus and evenly colored eosinophilic cytoplasm. The “ovoid” shape varies between species with some species having noticeably rounded cells whereas other species have a narrower, elongated shape. The nucleus is ovoid and composed of darkly basophilic, coarsely clumped chromatin.

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