Normal Goat Erythrocytes
Morphology: very small red blood cells with mild anisocytosis and little to no central pallor. Goats have the smallest erythrocytes of all domestic species.
Lifespan: 125 days
Other features: prominent poikilocytosis may be normal in some adult goats (ie. Angora) and young kids (< 3 months). Polychromatophils are rare in healthy goats. Similar to horses, goats do not show prominent reticulocytosis in response to anemia.