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Aspects of Blood Group in Domestic Animals

S. Sreeremya


Although animals have blood group. Each animal have different blood group. In comparison with human blood as human beings have RH positive and RH negative. In cats there is Presence or absence of Mik factor. Each domestic animal has different blood groups. This paper discusses about the major blood groups found in domestic animals.

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