Normal Canine Erythrocytes

Normal Canine 4 (Polychromatophil) ARROWS
Normal erythrocytes with polychromatophil (arrow). Canine.

Morphology: relatively large, uniform red blood cells with central pallor.

Lifespan: 110 – 120 days

Other features: small numbers of polychromatophils, nucleated red blood cells, and Howell-Jolly bodies may be present in healthy non-anemic dogs. Puppies (4-8 weeks of age) may show microcytosis due to physiologic iron deficiency.

Normal Canine 1
Normal erythrocytes. Canine.
Normal Canine 2
Normal erythrocytes. Canine.
Normal Canine 3
Normal erythrocytes. Canine.

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