Valores hematológicos de la taricaya (Podocnemis unifilis) en dos épocas del año en un parque zoológico de Iquitos, Perú

Translated title of the contribution: Hematological Values of the Yellow-Spotted River Turtle (Podocnemis Unifilis) in Two Seasons in a Zoo in Iquitos, Peru

Nancy Carlos Erazo, Carol Alvarado Calderón

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine blood values of the yellow-spotted river turtle (Podocnemis unifilis) in two seasons in a zoo in Iquitos, Peru. The zoo has a population of 80 turtles of this species. Thirty turtles were used in the study (18 males, 12 females). Blood samples were taken in winter (February) and summer (July) and were analysed were analysed using Neubauer’s camera and the dilutor Natt & Herrick. The season of the year influenced the blood values, increasing the number of erythrocytes and azurophils in summer, and of lymphocytes and thrombocytes in winter.

Translated title of the contributionHematological Values of the Yellow-Spotted River Turtle (Podocnemis Unifilis) in Two Seasons in a Zoo in Iquitos, Peru
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere16239
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Jun 2020

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