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Erythrogram, Leukogram and Blood cell measurement of Muscovy and Indian Runner Ducks - a comparison

Author Affiliations

  • 1P.G. Department of Zoology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar - 751 004 Odisha, India
  • 2P.G. Department of Zoology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar - 751 004 Odisha, India
  • 3Central Poultry Development Organisation, (ER), Bhubaneswar- 751 012 Odisha, India
  • 4P.G. Department of Zoology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar - 751 004 Odisha, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 8, Issue (9), Pages 8-16, September,10 (2019)


The present study discusses and tries to compare hematological and morphometrical parameters of blood cells between Muscovy (MY) and Indian Runner (IR) ducks. Sample of blood were collected from forty adult birds (ten drakes and ten ducks belonging to each species). Hb%, TEC, heterophil %, Nucleus Breadth of lymphocytes, Nucleus: Cytoplasm ratio of lymphocytes and Cell Length/Cell Breadth ratio of heterophils significantly differs at p<0.05. But, percentages of monocytes, eosinophils and basophils, morphometric parameters of i. RBC (except Cell Length/Cell Breadth), ii. lymphocytes (except Nucleus Breadth and Nucleus: Cytoplasm), iii. monocytes, iv. eosinophils, v. heterophils (except Cell Length/Cell Breadth) and vi. Cell Breadth of basophils are significantly different at p<0.01 between individuals of two species and males, females of each species. Other parameters, except those mentioned above do not differ significantly.


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