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THE HAEMATOLOGY OF GROWING CAMELS (Camelus dromedarius) DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF LIFE

  • Hussein, M.F. ;
  • Liman, M.M. ;
  • Mogawer, H.H. ;
  • Bakkar, M.N. ;
  • Garel Nabi, A.R.
  • Received : 1991.07.29
  • Accepted : 1992.04.24
  • Published : 1992.09.01

Abstract

The haematological profiles of camel calves of either sex were monitored at monthly intervals between 1-12 months of age. RBC, Hb and PCV increased with age for several months, with corresponding increases in MCH and MCHC, and a relative reduction in MCV. WBC and lymphocyte counts were highest at the age of 1 month, fell progressively during the following 6 months, and stabilized thereafter. Neutrophils were also highest at the age of one month and decreased slowly with advancing age. Eosinophils, monocytes and basophils fluctuated only from month to month. Age effect was significant for WBC, lymphocytes and neutrophils, and all the erythrocytic parameters, except MCV. Sex effect was significant for Hb and eosinophils.

Keywords

Haematology;Camel Calves;C. dromedaries