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Canine blood smear, basophilic stippling, lead toxicity
Canine blood smear, basophilic stippling, lead toxicity

Basophilic stippling in an erythrocyte (central location) and a nucleated erythrocyte (metarubricyte) in blood from a dog with lead toxicity, Wright-Giemsa, 100X oil immersion. Three mature neutrophils are also present.

Courtesy of Dr. John W. Harvey.

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