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Effect of Age and Sex on Haematological Profile of Kadaknath Fowl Reared Under Intensive System

Preeti Ekka Mohan Singh K. Mukherjee Deepti Kiran Barwa Chandrahas Sannat Asit Jain
Vol 8(7), 348-355

The study was designed to investigate the haematological parameters at different age groups of male and female Kadaknath fowl, maintained in the poultry unit of College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Anjora, Durg Chhattisgarh, reared under intensive farming system using standard feeding and management practices. For this study the blood samples were taken from 15 male and 15 female birds at 8, 12, 24, 40 and 48 weeks of age. The values for packed cell volume (PCV), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), total erythrocyte count (TEC), total leucocytes count (TLC), haemoglobin (Hb), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and differential leukocyte count (DLC) were assessed. Effect of age in PCV, TEC, TLC, lymphocyte, heterophill, monocyte, eosinophill, Hb, MCV, MCH and MCHC were significant (p<0.05). However, no significant (p>0.05) age difference was observed in basophill. In general all the haematological parameters showed increasing trend with advancement of age. Effect of sex was found significant for eosinophill, lymphocyte, Hb, MCHC, PCV and heterophill; and these values were higher in males than in females.

Keywords : Age Female Haematological Male

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