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Hematology, red cell enzymes and red cell metabolic intermediates of 20 wild southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) from Macquarie Island

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Melrose, WD and Feast, MM and Woods, R and McMinn, A and Jupe, DML and Bell, PA, Hematology, red cell enzymes and red cell metabolic intermediates of 20 wild southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) from Macquarie Island, Comparative Haematology International, 5, (1) pp. 1-6. ISSN 0938-7714 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/BF00214483

Abstract

Blood was collected for haematological, red cell enzyme and red cell metabolic intermediate studies from 20 Southern elephant seals Mirounga leonina. Mean haematological values were: haemoglobin (Hb) 22.4 ± 1.4 g/dl, packed cell volume (PCV) 54.2 ± 3.8%, mean cell volume (MCV) 213.0 ± 5.0 fl and red cell count (RCC) 2.5 × 1012/l. Red cell morphology was unremarkable. Most of the red cell enzymes showed low activity in comparison with human red cells. Haemoglobin electrophoresis showed a typical pinniped pattern, i.e. two major components. Total leucocyte counts, platelet counts, and coagulation studies were within expected mammalian limits. Eosinophil counts varied from 0.5 × 109/l to 7.7 × 109/l(5%-49%), and there was a very wide variation in erythrocyte sedimentation rates, from 3 to 60 mm/h. © 1995 Springer-Verlag London Limited.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Research Field:Haematology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Feast, MM (Ms Marilyn Feast)
Author:Woods, R (Dr Rupert Woods)
Author:McMinn, A (Professor Andrew McMinn)
ID Code:5349
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-24
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