Valores hematológicos, bilirrubinemia y actividad enzimática sérica en caballos peruanos de Paso del valle de lurín, Lima

Translated title of the contribution: Hematologic values, bilirubin and enzyme activities in serum of peruvian Paso horses from lurin valley, Lima

G. Henry Díaz, Cesar Miguel Gavidia Chucan, E. Olga Li, G. Alfredo Tió

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Abstract

The hematological and blood biochemical parameters are useful tools for equine medical practice but their usefulness for the Peruvian Paso Horse is limited by the absence of reference values. The present study was conducted to determine hemato-biochemical values in apparently healthy horses. Forty nine animals were evaluated and they were classified according to sex [males (n=17), females (n=30)] and age [young (n=23), adults (n=26)]. The hematological (red blood cell count, hematocrit, hemoglobin concentration, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, white blood cell count, band neutrophils, segmented neutrophils, eosinophils, monocytes, lymphocytes, neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio and platelet count) and the biochemical (total bilirubin, direct bilirubin, indirect bilirubin, ALT, AST, ALP, GGT and CK) profiles were estimated by means of automated analyzers. The effect of sex and age was evaluated. Sex influenced the number of monocytes and CK activity, and age influenced hemoglobin concentration, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, lymphocytes, neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio, ALT, AST, total bilirubin and indirect bilirubin (p<0.05).

Translated title of the contributionHematologic values, bilirubin and enzyme activities in serum of peruvian Paso horses from lurin valley, Lima
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)213-222
Number of pages10
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Volume22
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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