The blood. picture of 85 healthy race horses in Korea was investigated. The ranges and mean values of erythrocyte, hemoglobin, hematocrit value, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, and total white blood cell count in the blood picture were determine.
The respective mean value and standard deviation and age differences were as follows:
1. The erythrobyte count was shown as range of 6.20 to 11.32¡¿ 10£Þ6/§§ with mean of 8.61¡¾1.92¡¿ 10£Þ6/§§ (SD).
The leucocyte count was shown as range 5.0 to 18.0¡¿10©ø/§§ with mean of 8.25¡¾1.51¡¿10©ø/§§(SD). There were not significant. differences in age,
2. The mean value of hemoglobin was shown 13.9¡¾1.7g/100§¢(SD) ranging 9.8 to 16.8g/100 §¢.
The mean value of hematocrit was shown 40.9¡¾3.94§¢/100 §¢(SD) ranging 26 to 54. There were not significant differences in age.
3. The mean corpuscular hemoglobin was shown as range of 11.8 to 22.2pg with mean of 16.9¡¾4.69(SD). The mean corpuscular volume was shown as range of 34.5 to 71.3 cu¥ì with mean of 49.0¡¾7.32 cu¥ì(SD). The mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration was shown as range of 30.6 to 39.4 g/100 §¢ with mean of 34.6¡¾2.36(SD). There were not significant differences in age.
4. The correlation among erythrocyte count, hemoglobin and hematocrit value were observed as follows: Erythrocyte count and hemoglobin (+0.328), rythrocyte count and hematocrit vague (+0.319). A linear regression equation was shown as follows: Erythrocyte count and hemog1obin (Y=0.336¥ö+10.977), erythrocyte count and hematocrit value (Y=0.655¥ö+35.274).
5. The high correlation between hemoglobin and hematocrit vague was observed (r= +0.836). A linear regression equation was shown: (Y=1.948¥ö+13.895).
