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