Reference values for some hematological parameters in apparently healthy Iraqi Awassi sheep

Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Reference values for some hematological parameters in apparently healthy Iraqi Awassi sheep

Global Veterinary Microbiology and Veterinary Medicine Summit

October 17-18, 2016 Chicago, USA

Firas Rashad Al-Samarai and Wathiq Ali Hasson Al-Jbory

University of Baghdad, Iraq

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Veterinar Sci Techno

Abstract :

A study was conducted to determine some hematological parameters of Awassi sheep belonged to five regions (Shula, Abu- Ghraib, Mahmoudia, Yousifia and Alameel) in the West and South of Baghdad during the period from December to February, 2015-2016. Further, it was also, aimed to investigate the effect of the sex, age and regions on the studied parameters. A total of 150 apparently healthy Awassi sheep (93 male and 57 female) included in this study. Results revealed that the mean of Red Blood Cell (RBC) packed cell volume (PCV), hemoglobin (Hb), total white blood cell count (WBC), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) were 7.91??106/?¼l, 26.52%, 8.24 g/dl, 8.64??106/?¼l, 32.61 fl, 10.63 pg and 32.73 g/dl respectively. Statistical analysis shows that the effect of region was significant (P<0.05) on all parameters. The effect of sex was significant (P<0.05) on all parameters except the WBC and MCHC. The effect of age was not significant. The results obtained from this study could serve as reference values for Awassi sheep; however, further study is needed to estimate the hematological reference values of healthy Awassi sheep by using Reference Value Advisor method to get more reliable estimations.

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