Comparative Clinical Pathology

, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 981–984

Reference values of serum biochemical parameters in adult male and female ring-necked pheasants (Phasianus colchicus)

  • Saeed Nazifi
  • Najmeh Mosleh
  • Vahid Reza Ranjbar
  • Monire Khordadmehr
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00580-011-1212-9

Cite this article as:
Nazifi, S., Mosleh, N., Ranjbar, V.R. et al. Comp Clin Pathol (2012) 21: 981. doi:10.1007/s00580-011-1212-9

Abstract

Blood samples were randomly collected from 110 (40 male and 70 female) 20-week-old healthy ring-necked pheasants (Phasianus colchicus), and serum biochemical parameters were investigated. Significant differences in serum total protein, cholesterol, creatinine, total bilirubin, and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity were found among both males and females. Total protein values were higher in female ring-necked pheasants, whereas the values of cholesterol, creatinine, and ALP were higher in males. No significant sex-based differences were observed for other values.

Keywords

SerumBiochemical parameterSexReference valuePheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saeed Nazifi
    • 1
  • Najmeh Mosleh
    • 1
  • Vahid Reza Ranjbar
    • 1
  • Monire Khordadmehr
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary MedicineShiraz UniversityShirazIran
  2. 2.Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary MedicineShiraz UniversityShirazIran