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Haematology of the Malaysian jungle fowl (Gallus gallus spadiceus)


Safar, Adnan and Babjee, Shaik Mohamed Amin (1985) Haematology of the Malaysian jungle fowl (Gallus gallus spadiceus). Pertanika, 8 (1). pp. 123-126. ISSN 0126-6128


Haemotological values and total plasma protein concentration were determined from blood samples obtained from seven adult male jungle fowls (Gallus gallus spadiceus) trapped in the secondary forests of west Malaysia. The mean values for total RBC count, Rb concentration and PCV were 2.7 X 106/μl, 11.4 g/dl and 43.3% respectively. The mean values for MCV, MCR and MCRC were 159.4 μ3, 42.0 pg and 26.4% respectively. The mean of total WBC count was 27.5 X 103/μl. The mean differential and absolute counts for WBC were: heterophils, 51.3% and 14.0 X 103/μl; lymphocytes, 31.3% and 8.6 X 103/μl; monocytes, 8.6% and 2.5 X 103/μl; oesinophils, 4.3% and 1.2 X 10 3/f.Ll; and basophils, 4.6% and 1.2 X 103/μl. The mean total plasma protein concentration was 4.2 g/di This study shows that the jungle fowl has a higher,percentage of heterophils and lower percentage of lymphocytes than the domestic chicken.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
Keywords: Haematology; Jungle fowl; Gallus gallus spadiceus
Depositing User: Nur Izzati Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2009 01:22
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 01:10
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/2378
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