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Study on blood physiology characteristics in working dogs

By JiaQiang Yang, JingFeng Cao, XiaoPeng Du, XiaoYan Kong, DaWei Yan

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Adult working dog has to do a lot of intense physical training every day. The blood physiology and hemorheological indexes were measured in three adult working dogs (Kunming, German shepherd, Belgian malinois) and one indigenous breed in Kunming. The results showed that the number of red blood cells and hemoglobin concentration in working dogs were significantly higher than those of the indigenous breed ( P0.05). In addition, red blood cell deformability of working dogs decreased. The result suggested that these working dogs owed bad blood stream. The way to overcome the high blood flow resistance remains to be resolved.

Publication Title Journal of Yunnan Agricultural University
Volume 30
Issue 3
Pages 484-487
ISBN/ISSN 1004-390X
Language Chinese
Author Address College of Animal Science and Technology, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming 650201,
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  1. Animal physiology
  2. Animals
  3. APEC countries
  4. Asia
  5. Blood
  6. Breed differences
  7. Breeds
  8. Canidae
  9. Canine
  10. Carnivores
  11. China
  12. Developing countries
  13. Dogs
  14. Hematology
  15. Hemoglobin
  16. Mammals
  17. oxygen
  18. vertebrates
  19. Working animals