Comparative Clinical Pathology

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

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

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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Buffalo Haematology Levamisole Serum biochemistry 

Abbreviations

>DLC

differential leucocyte count

>ESR

erythrocyte sedimentation rate

>HB

Haemoglobin

>MCH

mean corpuscular haemoglobin

>MCV

mean corpuscular volume

>MCHC

mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration

>PCV

packed cell volume

>RBC

red blood cell

>TLC

total lymphocyte count

>WBC

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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