Haemato-biochemical studies in bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata radiata) of 15 cases
A Manikandan, G Dhananjaya Rao, Ravisundar George, V Leela and BJ William
The study was conducted in 15 cases of either sex of Macaca radiata radiata to evaluate haemato-biochemical parameters. Animals were fasted and given safe anaesthetic regimen which was dextomid-100 µg/ml and ketamil-100 mg/ml combination with proper restraining procedures. Blood samples were collected in saphenous or cephalic vein in which haemoglobin, packed cell volume, red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and differential count were resembled to normal physiological values of bonnet macaque. Biochemical and stress parameters were also evaluated and compared to other studies. The ranges of packed cell volume, white blood cells were decreased with high level of neutrophil and lymphocyte counts. Alkaline phosphatase level was lower but no significant variation observed in plasma cortisol level. Hence, we concluded that the blood parameter data reported here may be used as a template for clinical care and laboratory primate research.