Effect of pregnancy in hematological profile of dogs

Elenica Dimço*, Jetmira Abeshi, Erinda Lika, Gerta Dhamo

Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania

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 AbstractPregnant impact on hematological parameters in the dogs was award in this study. Blood was collected in the cephalic vein of 32 female animals, clinically healthy, in different physiological condition.Hematological parameters that studied were RBC, WBC and platelets count, Hgb concentration, HCT, differential counting of leukocytes and erythrocyte indicators. The obtained results from the analysis showed that pregnancy can affect the values of hematological parameters. The number of erythrocytes, the level of hematocrit and hemoglobin concentration in pregnant animals resulted lower (P <0.05) than in non-pregnant animals. No volatility resulted in the values of MCV, MCH and MCHC. In the pregnant animals group was found the increase of the circulating leucocytes number, of relative value of neutrophils and lymphocytes decrease. The pregnancy condition should be taken in consideration during the results interpretation of laboratory analysis.

Keywords: RBC, WBC, hematocrit, hemoglobin, pregnant, dog.

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