Comparative Clinical Pathology

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 147–150 | Cite as

Haematological and serum biochemical profiles of buffalo heifers as influenced by levamisole



Serum was separated from blood samples of six healthy buffalo heifers (1–1.5 years) on day 0 (control) and after 1, 7 and 14 days of levamisole (15 mg/kg body weight) administered orally. Significant differences were observed among monocytes, ESR (1 h) and of percentage PCV (Packed Cell Volume) after 1 and 7 days of levamisole administration. Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) were significantly different. Significant changes were observed among total serum protein, albumin and globulin concentrations after 1 and 7 days of levamisole administration. A significant increase in serum urea concentration was observed on day 14 of the experiment.


Buffalo Haematology Levamisole Serum biochemistry 



differential leucocyte count


erythrocyte sedimentation rate




mean corpuscular haemoglobin


mean corpuscular volume


mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration


packed cell volume


red blood cell


total lymphocyte count


white blood cell


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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of AgricultureFaisalabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Physiology & PharmacologyUniversity of AgricultureFaisalabadPakistan

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