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1 January 2002 The Influence of Stress from Transport and Handling on Hematologic and Clinical Chemistry Blood Parameters of Racing Pigeons (Columba livia domestica)
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In the present study, the influence of stress from handling and transport on some frequently examined blood parameters of racing pigeons was evaluated. After 3 hr, there was a highly significant (P < 0.01) increase in the number as well as in the percentage of heterophils and decrease of lymphocytes. In clinical chemistries, increases of creatine kinase and glucose and a decrease of uric acid were observed. There was a mean decrease of the total white blood count of >15% that was less significant (P < 0.05). Changes in lactate dehydrogenase, basophils, and monocytes did not prove to be significant; eosinophils, aspartate aminotransferase, total protein, and the packed cell volume were not influenced by stress.

Alexandra Scope, T. Filip, Cornelia Gabler, and Franziska Resch "The Influence of Stress from Transport and Handling on Hematologic and Clinical Chemistry Blood Parameters of Racing Pigeons (Columba livia domestica)," Avian Diseases 46(1), 224-229, (1 January 2002). https://doi.org/10.1637/0005-2086(2002)046[0224:TIOSFT]2.0.CO;2
Received: 30 July 2001; Published: 1 January 2002
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