Changes of haematological parameters in common pheasant throughout the year
K. Hauptmanova, M. Maly, I. Literakhttps://doi.org/10.17221/5514-VETMEDCitation:Hauptmanova K., Maly M., Literak I. (2006): Changes of haematological parameters in common pheasant throughout the year. Veterinarni Medicina, 51: 29-34.
The haematological parameters of the common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), the dynamics of changes in blood count parameters with regard to the season of the year and reproduction status, and the effects of sex and body condition on the haematological parameters of blood were studied. In total, 574 blood samples were collected. The samples were collected from pheasants from the age of 6 months, prior to the laying period, and after the laying period. Packed cell volume and haemoglobin concentration significantly increased in males during the period of growth and decreased during the period of reproductive activity. Significantly higher values were detected in males compared to females in erythrocyte count, packed cell volume, haemoglobin concentration and in mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration. A statistically significant positive relationship was detected between weight and the values of most of the parameters related to red blood cells.Keywords:
haematology; Phasianus colchicus; erythrocytes; leucocytes