5/17/2013

Researcher Amy McLean compiled data on mule blood chemistry values by comparing them to horses and found that while some features are similar between the animals, others vary. The study found that mules have lower levels of white blood cells, lymphocytes and monocytes than horses but have greater mean corpuscular volume, a measure of red blood cells. The study is helpful because despite the reliable and sturdy nature of mules, there is a paucity of information about their basic biology.

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