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Canine hematology and biochemistry reference values.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  497885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Reference hematology and biochemistry values for 53 variables are presented from 51 clinically healthy dogs, 26 female and 25 male, approximately six to 24 months of age and of mixed breed. These dogs were sampled because of their good health status and the opportunity to collect the volume of blood required to complete the variable analysis of interest. Collection of blood specimens and laboratory analysis was done in a standard described manner, the latter including a continuing quality control program. For each variable the data were examined for homogeneity and when present, outliers (n = 9) were excluded. Parametric analysis was used to calculate the reference interval for those variables which had a Gaussian distribution or could be changed to a Gaussian distribution by any of four transformations. For those variables in which Gaussian distribution was not present or attained, nonparametric analysis was used. Due to the small size of the population sample, the uncertainty of breed and the exact age of each dog, breed, age and sex effects were not examined. Reference values should be used to assist interpretation of observations obtained from an animal or animals of comparable origin, i.e. similar subpopulation, and only if the same laboratory techniques are followed. Until each laboratory is able to generate reference values using adequate sample size and current methodology for the numerous subpopulations of interest, reference intervals such as these are useful to clinicians and researchers.
Authors:
J H Lumsden; K Mullen; B J McSherry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of comparative medicine. Revue canadienne de médecine comparée     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0008-4050     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. J. Comp. Med.     Publication Date:  1979 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-01-28     Completed Date:  1980-01-28     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151747     Medline TA:  Can J Comp Med     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Calcium / blood*
Dogs / blood*
Female
Hemodynamics*
Magnesium / blood*
Male
Reference Standards
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7439-95-4/Magnesium; 7440-70-2/Calcium
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