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Hematologic and serum biochemical reference intervals of the Oriental white stork ( Ciconia boyciana ) and the application of an automatic hematologic analyzer

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This study was conducted to establish accurate baseline values of clinical laboratory data with regard to age-related changes in the Oriental white stork (Ciconia boyciana). In addition, the availability of an automated hematological cell counter was evaluated. A total of 94 clinically normal storks, including 64 young storks (<1 year old; 30 male and 34 female) and 30 adults (> 1 year old; 17 male and 13 female) were included. Hematological assays were performed using manual and automated cell counters and serum biochemistry profiles were examined using an automated analyzer. There were no significant differences in any parameters between male and female storks, while 16 parameters were significantly different between young and adult storks. Of these 16 parameters, total protein, albumin, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, creatinine, triglyceride, total bilirubin, potassium, white blood cell count, packed cell volume, mean cell volume and hemoglobin levels were higher in adult storks than in young storks, while the latter showed higher glucose, uric acid and alkaline phosphatase levels, as well as a higher sodium/potassium ratio. The results presented herein will aid researchers who work for the conservation and rehabilitation of this endangered species.

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Passing-Bablok scattergrams showing the agreement between hematological data obtained on manual count and using the Cell-Dyn 3700 for hematological parameters in the Oriental white stork (Ciconia boyciana). The solid red line represents the regression line, the solid gray lines represent the 95% confidence intervals, and the dotted line represents the identity line.
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Figure 1: Passing-Bablok scattergrams showing the agreement between hematological data obtained on manual count and using the Cell-Dyn 3700 for hematological parameters in the Oriental white stork (Ciconia boyciana). The solid red line represents the regression line, the solid gray lines represent the 95% confidence intervals, and the dotted line represents the identity line.

Mentions: There was good agreement between the results obtained using the manual method and those obtained using the analyzer for all hematological parameters (Table 3; Fig. 1). These findings were consistent with those of Bland–Altman plots, although the biases were small and the 95% confidence intervals were wide (Fig. 2).


Hematologic and serum biochemical reference intervals of the Oriental white stork ( Ciconia boyciana ) and the application of an automatic hematologic analyzer
Passing-Bablok scattergrams showing the agreement between hematological data obtained on manual count and using the Cell-Dyn 3700 for hematological parameters in the Oriental white stork (Ciconia boyciana). The solid red line represents the regression line, the solid gray lines represent the 95% confidence intervals, and the dotted line represents the identity line.
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Figure 1: Passing-Bablok scattergrams showing the agreement between hematological data obtained on manual count and using the Cell-Dyn 3700 for hematological parameters in the Oriental white stork (Ciconia boyciana). The solid red line represents the regression line, the solid gray lines represent the 95% confidence intervals, and the dotted line represents the identity line.
Mentions: There was good agreement between the results obtained using the manual method and those obtained using the analyzer for all hematological parameters (Table 3; Fig. 1). These findings were consistent with those of Bland–Altman plots, although the biases were small and the 95% confidence intervals were wide (Fig. 2).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

This study was conducted to establish accurate baseline values of clinical laboratory data with regard to age-related changes in the Oriental white stork (Ciconia boyciana). In addition, the availability of an automated hematological cell counter was evaluated. A total of 94 clinically normal storks, including 64 young storks (<1 year old; 30 male and 34 female) and 30 adults (> 1 year old; 17 male and 13 female) were included. Hematological assays were performed using manual and automated cell counters and serum biochemistry profiles were examined using an automated analyzer. There were no significant differences in any parameters between male and female storks, while 16 parameters were significantly different between young and adult storks. Of these 16 parameters, total protein, albumin, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, creatinine, triglyceride, total bilirubin, potassium, white blood cell count, packed cell volume, mean cell volume and hemoglobin levels were higher in adult storks than in young storks, while the latter showed higher glucose, uric acid and alkaline phosphatase levels, as well as a higher sodium/potassium ratio. The results presented herein will aid researchers who work for the conservation and rehabilitation of this endangered species.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus