Normal Sheep Erythrocytes

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Normal erythrocytes. Dall’s Sheep.

Morphology: small red blood cells with mild anisocytosis and little to no central pallor.

Lifespan: 150 days

Other features: slight poikilocytosis may be normal. Crenation of red blood cells with sharp-pointed margins is a common artifact. Polychromatophils, basophilic stippling, nucleated red blood cells, and Howell-Jolly bodies are common in response to anemia.

Normal Sheep 2
Normal erythrocytes. Dall’s Sheep.
Normal Sheep 3
Normal erythrocytes. Dall’s Sheep.

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