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Changes in haematology, plasma biochemistry and erythrocyte osmotic fragility of the Nigerian laughing dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) in captivity.
Niger J Physiol Sci. 2013 Jun 30; 28(1):63-8.NJ

Abstract

The haematology, plasma biochemistry and erythrocyte osmotic fragility of the Nigerian laughing dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) were studied after 4 and 8 weeks in captivity. At 8 weeks, there was a normocytic hypochromic anaemia characterized by reduced values for packed cell volume (PCV), red blood cell count (RBC), haemoglobin (Hb) concentration, mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH) and mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), but the mean corpuscular volume (MCV) was unaltered compared with the corresponding values at 4 weeks. The platelet count, total white blood cell count, heterophil, lymphocyte and monocyte counts were also lower at 8 weeks than those of the birds sampled at 4 weeks in captivity. There was also a stress induced increased heterophil/lymphocyte ratio and the erythrocytes were more fragile in hypotonic solution in birds sampled at 8 weeks. Plasma aspartate transaminase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and alkaline phosphate (ALP) increased at 8 weeks, though non-significantly, which might have been due to muscle wasting consequent upon decreased muscular activities associated with prolonged captivity. The results suggest that maintaining wild birds in captivity for a prolonged period could be stressful as shown by the heterophil/lymphocytes ratio and reduced erythrocyte osmotic resistance, and could lead to decreases in erythrocyte parameters and muscle wasting.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Veterinary Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. odunayoazeez@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23955409

Citation

Azeez, O I., et al. "Changes in Haematology, Plasma Biochemistry and Erythrocyte Osmotic Fragility of the Nigerian Laughing Dove (Streptopelia Senegalensis) in Captivity." Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences : Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria, vol. 28, no. 1, 2013, pp. 63-8.
Azeez OI, Oyagbemi AA, Olawuwo OS, et al. Changes in haematology, plasma biochemistry and erythrocyte osmotic fragility of the Nigerian laughing dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) in captivity. Niger J Physiol Sci. 2013;28(1):63-8.
Azeez, O. I., Oyagbemi, A. A., Olawuwo, O. S., & Oyewale, J. O. (2013). Changes in haematology, plasma biochemistry and erythrocyte osmotic fragility of the Nigerian laughing dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) in captivity. Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences : Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria, 28(1), 63-8.
Azeez OI, et al. Changes in Haematology, Plasma Biochemistry and Erythrocyte Osmotic Fragility of the Nigerian Laughing Dove (Streptopelia Senegalensis) in Captivity. Niger J Physiol Sci. 2013 Jun 30;28(1):63-8. PubMed PMID: 23955409.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Changes in haematology, plasma biochemistry and erythrocyte osmotic fragility of the Nigerian laughing dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) in captivity. AU - Azeez,O I, AU - Oyagbemi,A A, AU - Olawuwo,O S, AU - Oyewale,J O, Y1 - 2013/06/30/ PY - 2013/08/10/received PY - 2013/08/10/accepted PY - 2013/8/20/entrez PY - 2013/8/21/pubmed PY - 2016/4/23/medline SP - 63 EP - 8 JF - Nigerian journal of physiological sciences : official publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria JO - Niger J Physiol Sci VL - 28 IS - 1 N2 - The haematology, plasma biochemistry and erythrocyte osmotic fragility of the Nigerian laughing dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) were studied after 4 and 8 weeks in captivity. At 8 weeks, there was a normocytic hypochromic anaemia characterized by reduced values for packed cell volume (PCV), red blood cell count (RBC), haemoglobin (Hb) concentration, mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH) and mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), but the mean corpuscular volume (MCV) was unaltered compared with the corresponding values at 4 weeks. The platelet count, total white blood cell count, heterophil, lymphocyte and monocyte counts were also lower at 8 weeks than those of the birds sampled at 4 weeks in captivity. There was also a stress induced increased heterophil/lymphocyte ratio and the erythrocytes were more fragile in hypotonic solution in birds sampled at 8 weeks. Plasma aspartate transaminase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and alkaline phosphate (ALP) increased at 8 weeks, though non-significantly, which might have been due to muscle wasting consequent upon decreased muscular activities associated with prolonged captivity. The results suggest that maintaining wild birds in captivity for a prolonged period could be stressful as shown by the heterophil/lymphocytes ratio and reduced erythrocyte osmotic resistance, and could lead to decreases in erythrocyte parameters and muscle wasting. SN - 0794-859X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23955409/Changes_in_haematology_plasma_biochemistry_and_erythrocyte_osmotic_fragility_of_the_Nigerian_laughing_dove__Streptopelia_senegalensis__in_captivity_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -