pISSN:1309 - 6958       eISSN:2146 - 1953
2004, Cilt 20, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 087-093
Determination of the Ratio of Peripheral Blood Leucocytes and Alpha-Naphthyl Acetate Esterase (ANAE) Activity in the Lymphocytes of the Young and Adult Pheasants (Phasianııs colchicus)
Emrah Sur, İlhami Çelik, Yasemin Öznurlu, M. Faruk Aydın
Selçuk Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Histoloji ve Embriyoloji Anabilim Dalı, KONYA
Keywords: Pheasant, ANAE Positivity, Lymphocyte
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This study was carried out to determine the percentages of both leukocyte types and lymphocytes with alpha-naphthyl acetate esterase (ANAE) positivity in the peripheral blood of young and adult pheasants (Phasianus colchicus). For this purpose, heparinised (10 IU heparine/mL blood, Liquenine, Roche) peripheral blood samples of 11 young and 11 adult pheasants were used. In the young pheasants, the percentages of lymphocytes, heterophils, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils were 56,00%, 30,09%, 7,45%, 4,64%, 1,81% respectively and ANAE-positive lymphocyte rate was 36,82%, whereas in the adults the values were found as 52,91%, 41,09%, 2,81%, 2,00% and 1,18% for lymphocytes, heterophils, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils respectively. ANAE-positive lymphocyte rate was 33,73% in the adult pheasants. Except for the percentages of the peripheral blood lymphocytes, the differences between the other values were statistically important (P<0,05).