Comparative Clinical Pathology

, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 515–519 | Cite as

Serum lipoproteins, antioxidants and urine biochemical constituents in camel cystitis

  • Mahmoud Rushdi Abd EllahEmail author
  • Gaber F. Khamis
  • Neveen A. Elnisr
Original Article


The present study was undertaken to evaluate the serum and urine biochemical changes in camel cystitis. A total number of 25 male camels (3–12 years old) were subjected to study. Based on the histopathological findings, camels under investigation were classified into three groups: acute cystitis group (N = 10), chronic cystitis group (N = 8) and control group (N = 7). Results revealed significant increases in serum total proteins and globulins in the chronic cystitis group compared with the control and acute cystitis group, significant decrease in serum vitamin C level in the chronic cystitis group compared with the acute cystitis group. In addition, serum β-carotene, α-tocopherol and LDL-C levels were significantly decreased in both the acute and chronic cystitis groups compared with the control group. Furthermore, urine GGT activity significantly increased in the acute cystitis group compared with the control and chronic cystitis groups. In conclusion, the most important biochemical changes in camels with acute and chronic cystitis are decreasing serum α-tocopherol, β-carotene and LDL-C. On the other hand, biochemical findings in chronic cystitis are hyperproteinaemia, hyperglobulinaemia and decrease serum vitamin C level.


Camel Cystitis Urine Serum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahmoud Rushdi Abd Ellah
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gaber F. Khamis
    • 2
  • Neveen A. Elnisr
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis, Department of Animal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineAssiut UniversityAssiutEgypt
  2. 2.Animal Health Research InstituteAssiutEgypt

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