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Haemocytobiochemical and morphometrical profile of three striped Indian palm squirrel Funambulus palmarum (Linnaeus, 1766) with respective to sex

Author Affiliations

  • 1Postgraduate Department of Zoology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar -751 004, Odisha, India
  • 2Postgraduate Department of Zoology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar -751 004, Odisha, India
  • 3Postgraduate Department of Zoology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar -751 004, Odisha, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 8, Issue (11), Pages 1-8, November,10 (2019)

Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate and establish the standard reference value of haematological parameters in squirrels. Blood was aseptically drawn from five individuals of each sex and was taken for haematological analyses. The mean values of haemoglobin (Hb), Packed Cell Volume (PCV), Total Erythrocyte Count (TEC), Total Leukocyte Count (TLC), Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV), Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin, and Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) were calculated. Along with this, the serum biochemical parameters like total protein, albumin, globulin, glucose, and cholesterol were found out and each parameter was expressed as mean±SE of both the sexes of animal. The differential leucocyte number of each category of cell (lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils) was enumerated. In morphometrical analyses, the cell length and breadth along with the nucleus of erythrocytes, lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils were also measured. Considering both haematobiochemical and cytomorphometrical aspects, various angles are interpreted.

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