Interpretation of the Equine Leukogram Pages 27-35

Satué, K.1, Muñoz, A.2 and Gardón, J.C.3

1Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, Cardenal Herrera University, Spain;  2Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, Equine Sport Medicine Center, CEMEDE, University of Córdoba, Spain; 3Department of Applied and Technological Sciences, Catholic University of Valencia “San Vicente Mártir”, Spain

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12974/2312-5411.2014.01.01.4

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Abstract: The systematic study of total number of leukocytes or white blood cells and their morphological characteristics offers valuable information for the diagnosis, prognosis, response to treatment and control of a wide variety of infectious or inflammatory disorders. This study provides a brief description of the physiological and morphological characteristics of the various types of leukocytes, including neutrophils, lymphocytes, eosinophils, monocytes and basophils and their quantitative and qualitative changes in response to diseases in the horse.

Keywords: Hematology, horse, leukogram.