A new method for the identification and enumeration of chicken heterophils and eosinophils.


A method for the direct counting of chicken heterophils and eosinophils using Phloxine B stain and a hemacytometer is described. A solution of 0.1% Phloxine B in 50% propylene glycol stained heterophils and eosinophils obtained from peripheral blood. The cytoplasm of heterophils became completely stained, whereas that of the eosinophils stained incompletely… (More)