International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2017)
Comparative haematological studies of Pygmy Hogs (Porcula salvania) in captivity
Author(s): Dr. DC Pathak, Dr. BJ Das and Dr. PJ Deka
Abstract: Pygmy hog (Porcula salvania) is one of the most endangered wild suids. It was presumed to live in tall grasslands in Himalayan foothills. The species was found only in reserved and protected habitat of north-west Assam during 1971. Total 29 blood samples were collected from apparently healthy animals from Research and Breeding Centre and Pre-release centre of Pygmy Hog Conservation Programme. From each animal 2 ml of blood was collected from cephalic vein using anticoagulant. The haematological parameters like haemoglobin (Hb), packed cell volume(PCV), total erythrocyte count(TEC), total leucocyte count (TLC), differential leucocyte count(DLC), mean corpuscular volume(MCV), mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH) were studied. Data were analyzed using SAS System. The mean haematological values of Hb, PCV, TEC and TLC of the male pygmy hogs were numerically higher than those of the females in both the habitats; although the variations were non-significant.
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Dr. DC Pathak, Dr. BJ Das, Dr. PJ Deka. Comparative haematological studies of Pygmy Hogs (Porcula salvania) in captivity. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(3):577-580.