Blood profile in normal one humped dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) camel breeds in Libya. Part 3: Effect of sex variation on biochemical and haematological blood profile





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(International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR


Vol. 0 No. 1


Anwar Mustafa Abdalhadi Abdalmula
Fathia mahmoud Mohammad Ashour
Mansur Ennuri Moftah Shmela
Fahima A Alnagar
Ismail M Abograra
Amal Omar Elarif Buker


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As little is known about the blood profile of camels in Libya, this article is the third of a 4-part series describing the biochemical and haematological blood profile in Libyan camels. In part 1 of these manuscripts, the overall blood biochemical and haematological mean values of camels in Libya were determined, parts 2-4 evaluate the effects of breed, gender and age respectively on these values. Blood samples were collected from 24 male and 42 female apparently healthy camels and the levels of enzymes, metabolites, electrolytes and haematological indices were measured. The blood of the male camels showed higher values of aspartate aminotransferase (AST), Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), Amylase (AMS), total proteins, globulin and Phosphorus (Ph), than the female camels which showed higher values of glucose, Albumin/Globulin (A/G) ratio, urea, Iron (Fe), Calcium (Ca), Packed Cell volume (PCV), Haemoglobin (Hb), erythrocyte osmotic fragility, Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV), Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH), neutrophil and monocyte numbers. This study shows significant sex differences between male and female Libyan camels in many haematological and biochemical analytes. arabic 28 English 141