Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Study of possible seasonal effects on blood parameters of a local fish ‘Schizothorax niger’ in Kashmir valley
Author(s): Ashiq Hussain Bhat
Abstract: Present work was carried out in order to find out the possible seasonal effects on the blood parameters of Schizothorax niger caught from the world-famous Dal Lake (Kashmir, India). Effects of the independent variables e.g., sex, weight and length values were determined seasonally. Analysis revealed that highest number of leukocytes was found in spring and lowest number was found in winter. Hemoglobin and Heamatocrit values were highest during the months of summer and lowest during winter. It was also seen that Males were having greater values for hemoglobin and Heamatocrit than females, whereas total leukocyte count in females was higher than males. It was also found that there was a positive correlation between Length/weight and Hemoglobin and Heamatocrit values where as a negative correlation between length or weight and Total leukocyte counts.
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