THE ASSESSMENT OF PHYSIOLOGICAL STATUS OF THE RABBITS (BELGIAN GIANT BREED) AND HARES (LEPUS EUROPAEUS PALLAS) BY COMPARATIVE CHARACTERIZATION OF HAEMATOLOGICAL PROFILE
Gabriela Tărnăuceanu (Frunză), Cecilia Pop, P.C. Boişteanu
The purpose of this research was to establish the physiological status of rabbits (Belgian Giant breed) and (Lepus Europaeus Pallas) by determining hematological profile (this has been achieved comparative by gender). Characterization of blood parameters was performed using an automated hematology analyzer, ABX Micros ABC VET. For this purpose were determined: the number of - leukocyte-white blood cells (WBC), erythrocyte- red blood cell counts (RBC); the total amount of hemoglobin in blood (HGB); percentage of red blood cells (hematocrit) (HCT); the average blood volume (MCV)-the size of red blood cells; average globular hemoglobin (MCH); mean hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and platelet count (PLT). The highest average white blood cells (WBC) was observed in rabbit females (6.35x103/mm3) and the lowest in hare males (4.65x103/mm3). The highest values of erythrocytes (RBC) was observed for Lepus Europaeus Pallas (females (11.25x106/mm3) and males (10.24x106/mm3)), and the lowest for Belgian Giant breed rabbits (females (6.01x106/mm3) and males (6.57x106/mm3)). For platelet count (PLT), were determined the highest values for hare females 533.41x103/mm3, 379x103/mm3 for rabbit males. Rabbit females and hares males had relatively similar mean values (344.38x103/mm3 and 341.40x103/mm3). Determine blood parameters showed significant variations in their average between the species studied, but were within the range observed in other studies.
Key words: rabbit, hare, hemoglobin, leukocytes, thrombocytes