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From: silverfert
Date: 2011-09-28 07:22:40 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Low white blood cell count
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My ferret's blood work came back with a white count of 1.8. It's always been within range in the past and this sample was sent to the same lab. I know low glucose readings can result from blood not being spun down and/or tested within a certain time frame and am wondering if this or something similar could cause a low white count. If not, what other cause(s) should I be concerned about? She is spayed and will be 3 in Jan. She has been sleeping more than usual and doesn't have as much energy when she is up and about. Her cbc, differential and out-of-range chemistry values are listed below. Thank you.

WBC 1.8 (Low) 2.5-8.0
RBC 12.8 (High) 6.5-11.0
HGB 22.6 (High) 15.0-19.0
HCT 70 (High) 43-55

MCV 55 50-65
MCH 17.7 16.5-20.00
MCHC 32 32-35
Blood Parasites: none seen
RBC Comment: rbc morphology normal

Platelet Count 306
Platelet Estimate: adequate

Neutrophils 936 52%
Lymphocytes 756 42%
Monocytes 54 3%
Eosinophils 54 3%
Basophils 0

SGOT (AST) 42 (Low) 50-280
BUN 38 (High) 10-33
Phosphorus 3.9 (Low) 4.2-8.5
Sodium 162 (High) 140-160
Potassium 4.2 (Low) 4.3-5.8
Chloride 117 (High) 90-110

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