Determination of Some Blood Parameters and Macro Elements in Coccidiosis Affected Akkaraman Kangal Lambs

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Koçkaya M. , Özşensoy Y.

Journal of Asian Scientific Research, vol.6, no.9, pp.138-142, 2016 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.18488/journal.2/2016.6.9/
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Asian Scientific Research
  • Page Numbers: pp.138-142


Aims of this study, were  comparisons of some blood parameters which includes leucocyte count (WBC), erythrocyte count (RBC), Hemoglobin (Hg), Hematocrit level (HCT), Platelets count (PLT) and mean volume of erythrocytes (MCV) and some macro element levels which includes iron (Fe), calcium (Ca), phosphor (P) and magnesium (Mg) in both naturally infected and healthy Akkaraman Kangal lambs. Total of 48 Akkaraman Kangal lambs aged between 3 to 8 weeks were used in study in which 24 of them were clinically healthy and other 24 were coccidiosis infected. Blood and fecal samples were collected. Hematologic levels were determined by hemocytometer and macro elements were determined by biochemical analyzer. Eimeria spp. oocytes were observed in all fecal samples from coccidiosis affected lambs during parasitology examination. Decreases in levels of erythrocyte (P<0.001), hemoglobin (P<0.001), thrombocyte (P<0.001), hematocrit (P<0.001) and iron (P<0.001), phosphor (P<0.01) and increase in level of mean volume of erythrocytes (P<0.001) were allfound statistically significant. No intergroup significant difference was found for levels of leucocyte and serum calcium and magnesium (P>0.05). In conclusion, it was thought that differences in some blood parameters and serum macro element levels should be considered in diarrhea cases.