Reptile Hematology Lab
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In iguana blood, what do azurophils resemble?
monocytes that contain azurophilic granules (pink-blue) within the cytoplasm
What is the function of a monocyte in reptile hematology?
- granuloma formation
- antigenic processing
In iguana blood, what does a basophil look like?
round, reddish granules (fewer granules than eosinophil)
In iguana blood, what does an eosinophil look like?
large, round, BLUE granules
What are Pirhemocyton like inclusions?
- naturally occuring erythrocytic virus
- square to rectangluar, pale, crystalline-like cytoplasmic inclusions are commonly found in the erythrocyte cytoplasm of iguanas
Which animal are pirhemocyton like inclusions common and what percent have them?
- common in iguanas
- 20% of iguanas had these inclusions in 1% - 5% of their erythrocytes
What can reptile lymphocytes be confused with and why?
can be confused with free nuclei because they have sue a high N:C ratio that the cytoplasm is difficult to see
This is an iguana, what are the arrows pointing to from left to right.
- azurophil (monocyte)
This is iguana blood, what are the arrows pointing to?
- platelets at the bottom
- eosinophils at the top
What are these arrows pointing to? This is turtle blood.
- big arrow: eosinophil
- small arrow: heterophil
- arrow head: monocyte
This is turtle blood. What is this WBC?
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