Dr Kirstie Pickles BVMS MSc PhD CertEM(IntMeed) DipECEIM MRCVS
Chine House Veterinary Hospital
Read this article by Dr Kirstie Pickles to find out what is anaemia in horses, the symptoms, cause and diagnosis, and what role does iron really play?
What is anaemia?
Anaemia is when the number of circulating red blood cells in the bloodstream is decreased below the given normal range. The normal ‘packed cell volume’ (PCV) in the horse is 32-52%. This is a measure of the percentage of fluid blood taken up by red blood cells. The range is so . . .