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HomePhilippine Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciencesvol. 28 no. 2 (2002)

Blood Values, Bleeding Time and Coagulation Time of Blood in Locally Raised Fighting Cocks

Ceferino P. Maala | Elito F. Landicho | Chester D. Solis | Leo Felicito J. Borja

Discipline: Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science

 

Abstract:

The blood values, bleeding and coagulation times of Tagalugln, Texas and Imported fighting cocks were studied and compared. The PCV of Imported fighting cocks (44.55 ± 0.78%) was higher (P<0.05) than that of Tagalugin (36.10 ± 1.02%) and Texas (35.68 ±1.73%). The RBC counts of the three groups were not significantly different from one another (P>0.05). The WBC count of Imported fighting cocks
(58.66 ± 2.68 x 103) was higher (P<0.05) than that of Tagalugin (48.70 ± 2.72 x 103) and Texas (48.49±3.14 x 103). The bleeding time (1.78 ± 0.16 min.) was shortest in Imported fighting cocks (P<0.05), and coagulation time was slowest (P<0.05) in Tagalugin (2.37 ± 0.18 min.). Hb was highest (P<0.05) in Tagalugin (13.23 ± 0.13 g/dl) and lowest in Texas (11.27 ± 0.41 g/dl)). MCH was highest (P<0.05) in Tagalugin (44.83± 1.81 pg), and for MCV, in Imported fighting cocks (148.84 ± 10.39 fl). The MCHC of the three groups of game cocks were significantly different from each other (P<0.05). The relative differential white blood cell counts of the three groups of fighting cocks were not different from one another (P>0.05). The mature heterophil constituted more than 50% of the total leukocyte count in all the three groups. The present values could be used as baseline data on the normal blood values, bleeding and coagulation times of locally raised fighting cocks.