Osmotic fragility of erythrocyte in cattle, sheep and goats

Holstein 유우, 한우, 면양 및 한국재래산양 적혈구의 삼투적 취약성

  • Min, Byeong-man (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Lee, Bang-whan (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University)
  • 민병만 (전남대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 이방환 (전남대학교 수의과대학)
  • Received : 1989.11.24
  • Published : 1990.01.31


The study was attempted to scrutinize the normal osmotic fragility of erythrocyte in the domestic ruminants, making a comparison with that of human and canine. The animals used in the experiment were apparently healthy adult Holstein cattle, Korean native cattle, sheep (Corriedale) and Korean native goats. Osmotic fragility of erythrocytes was the highest in the Korean native goats, and the next were sheep and Korean native cattle, and Holstein cattle in order. In other words, erythrocytic resistance to osmotic lysis was the strongest in Holstein cattle and the most weak in Korean native goats among the domestic ruminants. In general, resistance of erythrocytes was stronger in human and canine than in the domestic ruminants.