International Journal of Zoology Studies

International Journal of Zoology Studies


ISSN: 2455-7269

Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)

Haemato-biochemical effect of Coccidia infestation in domestic duck

Author(s): Shabeer Ahmad Shah, Fayaz Ahmad, Hidayatullah Tak
Abstract: The haemato-biochemical values studied in 30 coccidia infected and 9 non-infected birds(control group) backyard domestic ducks of Kashmir Valley revealed that the infected birds had significantly lower mean total erythrocyte count(2.95 ± 0.05 vs 3.18 ± o.11 ×106 /mm3) and packed cell volume (38.80 ± 0.54 vs 42.65 ± 0.28 %), apparently lower haemoglobin concentration(9.45 ± 0.09 vs 13.53 ± 0.04 g/dl) and significantly higher mean total leucocyte count(16.47 ± 0.57 vs 13.17 ± 0.21 ×103/mm3) than the control group. The mean value of serum total protein was lower (6.23 ± 0.30 vs 7.24 ± 0.34 g/dl) in coccidian infected birds as compared to control group. Almost similar trend was observed in case of serum albumin (3.40 ± 0.40 vs 4.61 ± 0.23 g/dl) and serum globulin (0.88 ± 0.05 vs 1.20 ± 0.06 g/dl). These findings reflected anaemic condition with hypoproteinemia due to tissue damage and immune response in infected birds.
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