Blood samples were taken between February and April from 105 healthy Stamboek pre-pubertal gilts, aged 1-3 months, which were housed at a modern pig farm in northern Italy. The blood was analysed for nine haematological and nine selected haematochemical variables by means of automated and semi-automated blood analysis apparatus. After detection and rejection of outliers, the data were submitted to reference limits evaluation, also taking into account the limits for the red blood cell volume histogram as the anisocytosis index. Some haematological reference values deal with previously published data; in the haematochemical parameters, several discrepancies between evaluated limits and existing reference limits were noted, mainly for aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase and lactate dehydrogenase levels and total protein concentration. The results confirm the relevance of age in determining blood reference intervals and that 'normal' values should be determined by each laboratory, taking into account the age of subjects, the sample size and methods of analysis.

Haematology and Plasma Biochemistry of Stamboek Prepubertal Gilts in Italy : Reference Values / M. Faustini, E. Munari, C. Colombani, V. Russo, G. Maffeo, D. Vigo. - In: JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE SERIES A. - ISSN 0931-184X. - 47:9(2000), pp. 525-532.

Haematology and Plasma Biochemistry of Stamboek Prepubertal Gilts in Italy : Reference Values

M. Faustini
Primo
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E. Munari
Secondo
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C. Colombani;V. Russo;D. Vigo
Ultimo
2000

Abstract

Blood samples were taken between February and April from 105 healthy Stamboek pre-pubertal gilts, aged 1-3 months, which were housed at a modern pig farm in northern Italy. The blood was analysed for nine haematological and nine selected haematochemical variables by means of automated and semi-automated blood analysis apparatus. After detection and rejection of outliers, the data were submitted to reference limits evaluation, also taking into account the limits for the red blood cell volume histogram as the anisocytosis index. Some haematological reference values deal with previously published data; in the haematochemical parameters, several discrepancies between evaluated limits and existing reference limits were noted, mainly for aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase and lactate dehydrogenase levels and total protein concentration. The results confirm the relevance of age in determining blood reference intervals and that 'normal' values should be determined by each laboratory, taking into account the age of subjects, the sample size and methods of analysis.
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