The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine


The objective of this study was to investigate external appearances, vital signs, hematological parameters, malondialdehyde and total antioxidant power to find correlations and to predict total antioxidant power in cats. Body condition scores, mucous membrane color scores, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, hematological parameters, malondialdehyde and ferric reducing antioxidant capacity of 27 cats were measured. Correlation and multiple regression models were analyzed. The results revealed the following information: respiratory rate vs. heart rate, packed cell volume vs. hemoglobin, total red blood cell vs. packed cell volume, total red blood cell vs. hemoglobin, mean corpuscular hemoglobin vs. mean corpuscular volume, total white blood cell vs. neutrophil, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration vs. mean corpuscular hemoglobin, mean corpuscular volume vs. lymphocyte and total white blood cell vs. monocyte were significant positive correlation between pairs of these parameters (P<0.05), while mucous membrane color scores vs. mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration vs. lymphocyte, neutrophil vs. lymphocyte, platelet vs. mean corpuscular volume, platelet vs. mean corpuscular hemoglobin demonstrated were significant negative relation between pairs of these parameters (P<0.05), respectively. A formula for predicting the total antioxidant power was obtained based on the measured levels of FRAP. Measured levels and values calculated using the formula were not significantly different (P>0.05). These results indicated that there was a correlation between physical examination and hematological parameters. Lastly, total antioxidant power in cats could be predicted by using some hematological values.



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