Veterinary Research Communications

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 103–107 | Cite as

Preliminary observations on plasma fibrinogen and plasma protein concentrations and on plasma protein: Fibrinogen ratios in clinically healthy buffaloes

  • M. Zargham Khan
  • G. Muhammad
  • A. Umar
  • S. Ali Khan
Biochemistry

Abstract

The plasma fibrinogen concentration, the total plasma protein concentration and the plasma protein to fibrinogen ratio (PP:F) were determined in clinically healthy Nili Ravi buffaloes. The plasma fibrinogen concentrations in calves, lactating and non-lactating buffaloes were 513±62, 615±90 and 544±74 mg/dl, respectively, and were statistically different (p<0.05). Total plasma protein concentrations in these animals were 7.15±0.28, 9.32±0.53 and 8.79±0.58 g/dl. PP:F for all animals was between 11 and 19. Fibrinogen levels were positively correlated with plasma protein (r=0.59) and negatively correlated with PP:F (r=−0.59).

Keywords

blood buffalo fibrinogen plasma proteins 

Abbreviations

PP:F

plasma protein to fibrinogen ratio

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Zargham Khan
    • 1
  • G. Muhammad
    • 1
  • A. Umar
    • 1
  • S. Ali Khan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary ScienceUniversity of AgricultureFaisalabadPakistan

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