Normal Porcine Erythrocytes

Normal Porcine 1 ARROWS
Normal erythrocytes with rouleaux (arrowheads). Polychromatophils (arrows). Porcine.

Morphology: red blood cells often show artifactual crenation (sharp-pointed margins) with little to no central pallor and mild to moderate poikilocytosis.

Lifespan: 70 – 98 days

Other features: rouleaux is common. Young pigs (< 8 months of age) may have small numbers of polychromatophils, nucleated red blood cells, and Howell-Jolly bodies.

Normal Porcine 3 (Post-Hemorrhage) ARROWS
Normal erythrocytes. Polychromatophils (arrows). Darkly stained platelets also visible (not marked). Porcine (post-hemorrhage).
Normal Porcine 2 (Post-Hemorrhage)
Normal erythrocytes and several polychromatophils (not marked).Darkly stained platelets also visible (not marked). Porcine (post-hemorrhage).

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