Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 1962;2(2):5-13.
A Study of Normal Hemograms of Swine
Choong-Ho Cho
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul City Agricultural College
건강돈(健康豚)의 혈액상(血液像)에 관(關)한 구연(究硏)
조충호
서울농업대학 수의학과
Abstract
The blood samples of 280 suckling pigs and of 300 adult pigs were studied in a hope to establish normal hemograms of swine as reared in Korean local conditions. The examination included total counts of erythrocytes, leukocytes differential count, hemoglobinometry, and reticulocyte count. The results of this study are summarized as following. 1. Higher erythrocyte count was observed in adult pigs as compared with the values reported by other workers. The normal erythrocyte value for malewas $8.4{pm}0.9$ millions with approximately 0.6 million less for female. 2. Relatively higher hemoglobin concentration was measured in the piglets at birth, which slightly decreased in piglets of 2nd and 3rd weeks. The Hb concentration was highest in piglets of 5th week amounting to 15.8gm/100ml of blood, and it gradually decreased to the adult-level thereafter. 3. The average diameter of erythrocyte was $6.6{pm}0.72{mu}$ in suckling pigs and $6.3{pm}0.11{mu}$ in adult pigs. This shows that erythrocytes of piglets are larger than those of adult pigs and the mean diameter is also arger than reported by other investigators. 4. The lower mean percentages of eosinopils, basophils, monocytes were found both in the blood of suckling and adult pigs. 5. The other blood values were in general agreements with the values reported by other workers.


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