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Hematology and erythrocyte osmotic fragility of the Franquet's fruit bat (Epomops franqueti).
J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2018 Jul 26; 29(4):391-394.JB

Abstract

Background Hematological parameters are vital diagnostic tools for understanding health dynamics of humans and animals. Franquet's fruit bat (Epomops franqueti) is host to several parasites such as protozoa, bacteria, viruses and mites. Yet, studies exploring the values of its blood components with interest for research or food purposes are scarce. Thus, this study was carried out to investigate the hematological values of the adult E. franqueti. Methods Seventeen (nine female and eight male) apparently healthy adult E. franqueti were captured from their roosting colony. Blood samples were collected for determination of erythrocyte indices [red blood cell count (RBC), packed cell volume (PCV), hemoglobin (Hb) concentration, mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC)] and leukocyte indices [total white blood cell counts (WBC), lymphocytes, eosinophil, monocytes, neutrophil count and erythrocytes osmotic fragility]. Results There were no significant (p≥0.05) sex-related differences in RBC, PCV, Hb concentration, MCV, MCH, MCHC and total and differential WBC of E. franqueti. Erythrocyte osmotic fragility was significantly higher in female than in male E. franqueti at 0.1% NaCl. Conclusions These considerations are critical in establishing reference ranges of blood parameters for E. franqueti and may provide insight to why they serve as reservoir hosts for several microorganisms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Benin, Benin, Edo State, Nigeria.Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29543589

Citation

Ekeolu, Oyetunde Kazeem, and Olamide Elizabeth Adebiyi. "Hematology and Erythrocyte Osmotic Fragility of the Franquet's Fruit Bat (Epomops Franqueti)." Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology, vol. 29, no. 4, 2018, pp. 391-394.
Ekeolu OK, Adebiyi OE. Hematology and erythrocyte osmotic fragility of the Franquet's fruit bat (Epomops franqueti). J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2018;29(4):391-394.
Ekeolu, O. K., & Adebiyi, O. E. (2018). Hematology and erythrocyte osmotic fragility of the Franquet's fruit bat (Epomops franqueti). Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology, 29(4), 391-394. https://doi.org/10.1515/jbcpp-2017-0169
Ekeolu OK, Adebiyi OE. Hematology and Erythrocyte Osmotic Fragility of the Franquet's Fruit Bat (Epomops Franqueti). J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2018 Jul 26;29(4):391-394. PubMed PMID: 29543589.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Hematology and erythrocyte osmotic fragility of the Franquet's fruit bat (Epomops franqueti). AU - Ekeolu,Oyetunde Kazeem, AU - Adebiyi,Olamide Elizabeth, PY - 2017/10/06/received PY - 2018/01/16/accepted PY - 2018/3/16/pubmed PY - 2018/10/24/medline PY - 2018/3/16/entrez KW - Epomops franqueti KW - erythrocyte indices KW - hematology KW - leukocyte indices KW - osmotic fragility SP - 391 EP - 394 JF - Journal of basic and clinical physiology and pharmacology JO - J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol VL - 29 IS - 4 N2 - Background Hematological parameters are vital diagnostic tools for understanding health dynamics of humans and animals. Franquet's fruit bat (Epomops franqueti) is host to several parasites such as protozoa, bacteria, viruses and mites. Yet, studies exploring the values of its blood components with interest for research or food purposes are scarce. Thus, this study was carried out to investigate the hematological values of the adult E. franqueti. Methods Seventeen (nine female and eight male) apparently healthy adult E. franqueti were captured from their roosting colony. Blood samples were collected for determination of erythrocyte indices [red blood cell count (RBC), packed cell volume (PCV), hemoglobin (Hb) concentration, mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC)] and leukocyte indices [total white blood cell counts (WBC), lymphocytes, eosinophil, monocytes, neutrophil count and erythrocytes osmotic fragility]. Results There were no significant (p≥0.05) sex-related differences in RBC, PCV, Hb concentration, MCV, MCH, MCHC and total and differential WBC of E. franqueti. Erythrocyte osmotic fragility was significantly higher in female than in male E. franqueti at 0.1% NaCl. Conclusions These considerations are critical in establishing reference ranges of blood parameters for E. franqueti and may provide insight to why they serve as reservoir hosts for several microorganisms. SN - 2191-0286 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29543589/Hematology_and_erythrocyte_osmotic_fragility_of_the_Franquet's_fruit_bat__Epomops_franqueti__ L2 - https://www.degruyter.com/doi/10.1515/jbcpp-2017-0169 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -