Hematological Characteristics of the Palm Squirrel (Funambulus Pennantii, Wroughton)
Siamak Yousefi, Mona Izadian, Neda Kheradpir
Some of the hematological values were determined in palm squirrels Funambulus pennantii, as one of the unique zoological species in Iran (especially Sistan-Balouchestan Province). The data were collected through a year from February 2013- February 2014 in 40 squirrels (23 males and 17 females) without any clinical signs of disease. The results about the species type and its bioassay were obtained through trapping. The following results were obtained (mean± standard deviation): neutrophils 61.64 ± 3.24, lymphocyte 36.91 ± 3.51, monocyte 2 ± 0.57, eosinophils 1.67 ± 0.81, red blood cell count 6.2 ± 0.58 × 106/ µL and white blood cell count 5.5 ± 1.25 × 103 /µL. there was not found any significant difference among the hematological values between two sexes through t-test.