Normal Camelid Erythrocytes

Normal Alpaca 1
Normal erythrocytes. Alpaca.

Morphology: llamas, alpacas, and camels have small, flat, oval-shaped red blood cells.

Lifespan: 60 days

Other features: mild anisocytosis and poikilocytosis may be present in healthy llamas. Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) in camelids are significantly higher than other species (usually 40-50 g/dL).

Normal Llama 1
Normal erythrocytes. Blue tint likely due to age of preserved smear. Llama.
Normal Llama 2
Normal erythrocytes. Two lymphocytes visible at bottom. Llama.

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