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Effect of Age, Sex and Physiological Stages on Haematological Indices of Mehsana Goat (Capra hircus)

R. B. Parmar A. Lateef Hemen Das N. Haque M. J. Sanap V. S. Solanki
Vol 7(4), 236-243
DOI- http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijlr.20170324032039

A study was conducted to determine the physiological baseline values for hematological indices of Mehsana goat (Capra hircus) as well as to assess their alteration due to age, sex and physiological stages. A total of 42 clinically healthy Mehsana goats were divided into seven groups with 6 number of animal per group: T1 (male kids <1 year), T2 (bucks >1 year), T3 (female kids <1 year), T4 (pregnant lactating does), T5 (non-pregnant lactating does), T6 (pregnant dry does), and T7 (non-pregnant dry does). Blood samples were collected aseptically from all the experimental groups. The values for Hb concentration, MCV, MCH and TLC were found to be significantly (P < 0.05) higher in bucks than male kids; while, MCHC and PLT count were significantly (P < 0.05) higher in does than female kids. Lymphocyte and PLT count were significantly (P < 0.05) higher in bucks than female kids. Further, neutrophil count was significantly (P < 0.05) higher in does than male kids. The results of the present study demonstrate the normal haematological indices of Mehsana goat at different physiological stages. Present results stated some significant variation of parameters among groups whereas some shows no significant variation at all.

Keywords : Age Sex Pregnancy Lactation Mehsana Goat Erythrocytic Leukocytic

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