Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 8, Number 1-4

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CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ON THE ERYTHROCYTES WHICH INCLUDE JOLLY'S BODIES IN HORSES

SONODA, Mitsuo

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Abstract

The erythrocytes including JOLLY's bodies in horses were investigated clinically and experimentally. The conclusions arrived at may be summarized as follows. 1. Erythrocytes which include JOLLY's bodies were always present in the blood of horses. The mean number of appearance per one hundred thousand erythrocytes was 10.1 in the clinically healthy horses and 18.7 in the horses affected with infectious anemia, respectively. 2. In continual observations of a colt being rendered anemic by blood-letting, a slight tendency of increase in the number of appearances of erythrocytes with JOLLY's bodies was observed during the period from the maximum anemia to near the time of recovery from anemia. 3. Difference in the number of appearances of erythrocytes with JOLLY's bodies between peripheral blood and bone marrow fluid was not remarkable in the clinically healthy horses; however in the infectious anemia horses, a slight increase in number of JOLLY's bodies found was noted in the bone marrow fluid. 4. There was no special relation between the number of appearances of erythroblasts and the number of appearances of erythrocytes which include JOLLY's bodies. 5. There were no differences in size between the erythrocytes with JOLLY's bodies and the erythrocytes with no JOLLY's body from the normal horses or from the horses affected with infectious anemia. 6. Erythrocytes with both JOLLY's bodies and so-called supravital stainable substances were not found at all in the peripheral blood of clinically healthy horses and horses affected with infectious anemia.

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