Atlas of Clinical Avian Hematology by Phillip Clark

By Phillip Clark

Atlas of medical Avian Hematology is a realistic consultant to the hematological features of birds. Illustrated all through with many colour images, this wealthy source aids interpretation of hematological information, and promotes the actual type 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 diversifications encountered among the several Orders of birds; and the hematological responses to disorder of birds, utilizing medical situations from many species of birds and quite a number medical disorders.

  • Describes how you can gather and deal with blood samples from birds to most sensible shield the standard of the blood.
  • Highly illustrated, colour consultant to the hematological features of birds
  • Case info and pictures illustrates the avian hematological responses to disease

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07 × 109/L basophils. Note that in both the current case and Figure 43 (Australian raven), the proportional values for the differential leukocyte count are the same, but as the total leukocyte concentration was different, the absolute concentration for each type of leukocyte was different. This illustrates the necessity to interpret absolute leukocyte values. Collection and handling of blood samples 29 Figure 43 Blood from an Australian raven (Corvus coronoides) that has been quantitatively mixed with an acidophilic stain.

40 Atlas of Clinical Avian Hematology Less mature stages of erythroid development may be observed in the blood of birds. Most commonly encountered are rubricytes. Rubricytes are typically smaller and more rounded than mature erythrocytes. Their nucleus is typically round and is composed of coarsely clumped chromatin that is less dense than chromatin of mature erythrocytes. Rubricytes have a nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio that is greater than the nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio of mature erythrocytes, with a small to moderate rim of markedly basophilic cytoplasm.

Present are three heterophils, a monocyte and a lymphocyte. Notably, the heterophils’ granules are not as distinct with this stain (as they were with Diff Quik), thus illustrating the effect the staining process may have on the morphological appearance of the cells. This appearance of the heterophils’ granules must not be misinterpreted as a “toxic change”. 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.

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