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SEASONAL VARIATIONS IN THE BLOOD VOLUME AND CIRCULATING METABOLITE LEVELS OF THE HUSKY DOG,
ARCTIC AEROMEDICAL LAB FORT WAINWRIGHT ALASKA
The total blood volumes of Alaskan Husky dogs continuously exposed out-of-doors in the sub Arctic were approximately 25 greater in the winter than in the summer. This increase was the summated result of a 38 increase in total erythrocyte volume and a 14 increase in total plasma volume. Chemical analyses of the blood plasma showed large summer to winter increases in total lipids 44 and phospholipids 40 and more moderate increases in plasma proteins 28, cholesterol 24 and nonprotein nitrogen 14. Author