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Goose Blood Chemistry Results (for comparisons)

Does your family include domestic ducks or geese? Do you know that if your pet duck becomes ill and requires blood work your vet will have to compare their results with those of their distant Mallard cousins? Worse yet, if your pet goose becomes ill, your vet may have no choice but to compare their blood work with those of swans!

Non-flying, domesticated waterfowl are not the same as their wild counterparts. Too many pets like Golly Gander have lost their lives due to the lack of relevant medical information available to veterinarians, but that’s all about to change.

Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary, The Garey Gaggle, All Friends Animal Hospital, Collierville Animal Clinic & Antec Laboratories are in the midst of organizing Blood Panel Testing for healthy domestic ducks and geese. 

As a result of The Golly Project, Blood Panel Results will be distributed directly into the hands of vets all across the country and together we will make a difference in the lives of our feathered friends.

In the meantime, while we continue to gather samples, here are a few blood panels for your vet to utilize in helping understand your pet's blood work.

Joop!  (2 year-old, healthy Embden Gander)
Test Results Units
Hematocrit 51 %
Blood Parasites Negative  
WBC Estimate 8.9 103/uL
Het/Poly 71 %
Absolute Neutrophilis 6319  
Lymphocytes 27 %
Absolute Lymphocytes 2403  
Monocytes 2 %
Absolute Monocytes 178  
Eosinophils 0 %
Absolute Eosinophils 0  
Basophils 0 %
Absolute Basophils  0  
Morphology Normal  
Avian Comprehensive Chemistry
Test Results Units
Total Protein 4.9 g/dL
Albumin 1.8 g/DL
Globulin 3.1 g/dL
Phosphorus  2.1 mg/dL
Glucose 223 mg/dL
Calcium 10.5 mg/dL
Sodium 146 mEq/L
Potassium 2.3  mEq/L
Na/K Ration 63  
Chloride  100 mEq/L
Cholesterol 189 mg/dL
CPK 177  U/L
Uric Acid  3.5  mg/dL

Jetti (2 year-old, healthy Buff Back Goose)
Test Results Units
Hematocrit 38 %
Blood Parasites Negative  
WBC Estimate 2.5 103/uL
Het/Poly 31 %
Absolute Neutrophilis 775  
Lymphocytes 67 %
Absolute Lymphocytes 1675  
Monocytes 1 %
Absolute Monocytes 25  
Eosinophils 0 %
Absolute Eosinophils 0  
Basophils 1 %
Absolute Basophils  25  
Morphology Normal  
Avian Comprehensive Chemistry
Test Results Units
Total Protein 12.2 g/dL
Albumin 1.8 g/DL
Globulin 10.4 g/dL
Phosphorus  2.0 mg/dL
Glucose 152 mg/dL
Calcium 22.6 mg/dL
Sodium 134 mEq/L
Potassium 2.8  mEq/L
Na/K Ration 48  
Chloride  92 mEq/L
Cholesterol 504 mg/dL
CPK 588 U/L
Uric Acid 2.4 mg/dL

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