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Table 2 Haematological results of feral pigeons captured at three different times in Madrid.

From: Screening for several potential pathogens in feral pigeons (Columba livia) in Madrid

  Nov-06
(n = 62)
Reference range[19]
  Mean (Range)  
PCV (%) 55.1 (28.6-75.5) 42-50
RBC (×10 6 /μl) 2.9 (1.7-5.4) 3.1-4.5[34]
WBC (×10 3 /μl) 11.1 (2.4-47.2) 9-13
Het (%) 54.1 (20.0-92.0) 43-63
Lym (%) 43.2 (8.0-78.5) 42-61
Eos (%) 0.5 (0.0-8.5) 0-2
Bas (%) 0.9 (0.0-8.0) 0-2
Mon (%) 1.5 (0.0-8.0) 0-2
Het (×10 3 /μl) 6.3 (0.5-33.3) 5.9
Lym (×10 3 /μl) 4.4 (0.6-13.2) 5.7
Eos (×10 3 /μl) 0.05 (0.0-1.0) 0.01
Bas (×10 3 /μl) 0.08 (0.0-0.4) 0.0
Mon (×10 3 /μl) 0.14 (0.0-1.3) 0.0
Haem (%) 5.2 (0.0-95.8) -------
Haem (×10 5 /ml) 0.8 (0.0-17.2) -------
  1. Blood samples were tested for the following parameters: packed cell volume (PCV); red blood cell count (RBC); white blood cell count (WBC); percentages and absolute values of different blood cell components, namely heterophils (Het), lymphocytes (Lym), eosinophils (Eos), basophils (Bas) and monocytes (Mon); percentage of erithrocytes infected by Haemoproteus spp.; and estimated concentration of Haemoproteus spp.