Components of Blood From Different Species

Written by: Sarasvati
Link to original: http://sarasvati.sanguinarius.org/comparison.html

It is well known in the sanguinrian community that human blood is the best. It stops the cravings, makes us feel better, and the effects last the longest. However, it is also known that animal blood can sometimes be a nice subsititute. What is the difference? Why does one work better then the other?

We don't know yet, however, the first step is knowing what is different in the different animals. To that end, there is this page. Hopefully a nice chart with the variations easy to see. Note, I do include information on pet animals as well, this does NOT mean I condone feeding from Fluffy or Spot!

For information on the abreviations and function of each blood component please see Blood Result Interpretation

Complete Blood Count
  Human Cow Pig Dog Cat Horse Goat Sheep
PCV (%) 30-50 24-46 36-43 37-55 30-45 32-48 22-38 27-45
Platelets (x10^5/uL) 4-8 1-8 2-5 2-9 3-7 1-6 3-6 2.5-7.5
WBCs (x10^3/uL) 4.5-11 4-12 11-22 6-17 5.5-19.5 6-12 4-13 4-12
Neutrophils (x10^3/uL) 2.3-7.7
(50-70%)
.6-4
(15-45%)
2-15
(20-70%)
3-11.4
(60-70%)
2.5-12.5
(35-75%)
3-6
(30-75%)
1.2-7.2
(30-48%)
.7-6.0
(10-50%)
Lymphocytes (x10^3/uL) 1.1-3.9
(25-35%)
2.5-7.5
(45-75%)
3.8-16.5
(35-75%)
1-4.8
(12-30%)
1.5-7
(20-55%)
1.5-5
(25-60%)
2-9
(50-70%)
2-9
(40-75%)
Monocytes (x10^3/uL) 0.7-.66
(4-6%)
0.025-0.85
(2-7%)
0-1
(0-10%)
0.15-1.35
(3-10%)
0-0.85
(1-4%)
0-0.6
(1-8%)
0-0.55
(0-4%)
0-0.75
(0-6%)
Eosinophils (x10^3/uL) 0.05-0.33
(1-3%)
0-2.4
(2-20%)
0-1.5
(0-15%)
0.1-0.75
(2-10%)
0-0.75
(2-12%)
0-0.8
(1-10%)
0.05-0.65
(1-8%)
0-1
(0-10%)
Basophils (x10^3/uL) 0-0.1
(0.4-1%)
0-0.2
(0-2%)
0-0.5
(0-3%)
rare rare 0-0.3
(0-3%)
0-0.12
(0-1%)
0-0.3
(0-3%)

Chemistry Panel
  Human Cow Pig Dog Cat Horse Goat Sheep
ALT (U/L) 6.0-59.0 6.9-35.3 21.7-46.5 8.2-57.3 8.3-52.5 2.7-20.5 15.3-52.3 14.8-43.8
Amylase (U/L) 112 41.3-98.3 43.5-88.0 269.5-462.4 371.3-1192.6 46.7-188.1 -- 140.0-270.0
ALP (U/L) 44.0-147.0 17.5-152.7 41.0-176.1 10.6-100.7 12.0-65.1 70.1-226.8 61.3-283.3 26.9-156.1
AST (U/L) 10.0-34.0 45.3-110.2 15.3-55.3 8.9-48.5 9.2-39.5 115.7-287.0 66.0-230.0 49.0-123.3
Creatine Kinase (U/L) -- 14.4-107.0 65.7-489.4 13.7-119.7 17.0-150.2 34.0-165.6 16.3-47.7 7.7-101.0
Bilirubin (mg/dL) 0.2-1.9 0.0-0.8 0.0-0.5 0.1-0.6 0.1-0.5 0.3-3.0 0.1-0.2 0.0-0.5
Calcium (mg/dL) 8.5-10.9 8.4-11.0 9.3-11.5 8.7-11.8 7.9-10.9 10.4-13.4 9.0-11.6 9.3-11.7
Chloride (mEq/L) 101.0-111.0 95.7-108.6 97.1-106.4 102.1-117.4 107.5-129.6 97.2-110.1 100.3-111.5 100.8-113.0
Cholesterol (mg/dL) 100.0-240.0 62.1-192.5 81.4-134.1 115.6-253.7 71.3-161.2 70.9-141.9 64.6-136.4 44.1-90.1
Creatinine (mg/dL) 0.8-1.4 0.6-1.8 0.8-2.3 0.5-1.6 0.5-1.9 0.9-2.9 0.7-1.5 0.9-2.0
Glucose (mg/dL) 65.0-140.0 42.1-74.5 66.4-116.1 61.9-108.3 60.8-124.2 62.2-114.0 48.2-76.0 44.0-81.2
Magnesium (mg/dL) 146 1.7-3.0 2.3-3.5 1.7-2.7 1.9-2.8 1.8-2.7 2.1-2.9 2.0-2.7
Phosphorus (mg/dL) 2.4-4.1 4.3-7.8 5.5-9.3 2.9-6.2 4.0-7.3 2.3-5.4 3.7-9.7 4.0-7.3
Potassium (mEq/L) 3.7-5.2 4.0-5.8 4.4-6.5 3.8-5.6 3.8-5.3 2.8-4.7 3.8-5.7 4.3-6.3
Albumin (g/dL) 3.9-5.0 2.8-3.9 2.3-4.0 2.6-4.0 2.4-3.7 2.5-3.8 2.3-3.6 2.7-3.7
Globulin (g/dL) 157 2.9-4.9 3.9-6.0 2.1-3.7 2.4-4.7 2.4-4.6 2.7-4.4 3.2-5.0
Sodium (mEq/L) 136.0-144.0 134.5-148.1 139.2-152.5 140.3-153.9 145.8-158.7 133.3-147.3 136.5-151.5 141.6-159.6
Urea Nitrogen (mg/dL) 7.2-20.0 7.8-24.6 8.2-24.6 8.8-25.9 15.4-31.2 10.4-24.7 12.6-25.8 10.3-26.0

((Animal reference values from Merck Veterinary Manual - 8th Edition))


From the above information you can see some patterns in animals, some similarities and some differences. I present the information here as sole that, information. Other pages will tie some of these values together as to what it may mean for those who feed from animal blood.