Exotics

Normal Exotics 1 (Owl 1 - Leukocytozoon) ARROWS
Normal avian erythrocytes. A small number of immature erythrocytes are visible (arrows). Owl.

Avian: mature erythrocytes are oval cells with pink-orange cytoplasm and a dark blue nucleus located centrally. Immature erythrocytes have a round shape, a lighter blue nucleus, and light blue cytoplasm. Avian erythrocytes may show some variability in shape (oval, crenated, teardrop, or spindle-shaped). Small, irregular, clear spots near the nucleus are commonly observed in avian erythrocytes but have no pathologic significance.

Normal Exotics 2 (Hawk 1 - Hemoproteus) ARROWS
Normal avian erythrocytes. A bubble is present on the slide as an artifact of preparation (arrow). Small, irregular, clear spots near the nucleus are also present (arrowheads) which are normal for avian erythrocytes. Hawk.

 

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