Reduced erythrocyte deformability as a possible contributing factor to pulmonary hypertension and ascites in broiler chickens.

@article{Mirsalimi1991ReducedED,
  title={Reduced erythrocyte deformability as a possible contributing factor to pulmonary hypertension and ascites in broiler chickens.},
  author={S M Mirsalimi and Richard J. Julian},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={1991},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={374-9}
}
Deformability of erythrocytes and hematological parameters in white leghorn and broiler chickens were measured at age 7, 14, 21, 28, and 35 days. For deformability testing, a simple vertical apparatus containing a polycarbonate membrane with 5-microns pores was used. This technique assesses erythrocyte deformability by measuring the filtration time of an erythrocyte suspension through the pores. There was a significant difference in filtration time between the leghorns and broilers at all… CONTINUE READING