Comparative Clinical Pathology

, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 901–904 | Cite as

Comparative studies on biochemical and cytological constituents of synovial fluids in some farm animals

  • Mahmoud R. Abd EllahEmail author
  • Magda M. Ali
  • M. A. Semieka
Original Article


The goal of the present study was to evaluate the difference in the synovial fluid constituents in cattle, buffaloes, camels, and donkeys. A total number of 20 clinically healthy adult male animals (cattle (N = 5), buffaloes (N = 5), camels (N = 5), and donkeys (N = 5) were subjected to study. Synovial fluid samples were collected from the metacarpophalangeal joint under complete aseptic conditions. The samples were examined physically, cytologically, and biochemically. Synovial fluid analysis revealed significant variations in specific gravity, total leukocyte counts, total proteins, albumin, globulins, glucose levels, and alkaline phosphatase activity among investigated animal species.


Synovia Buffaloes Cattle Camel Donkey 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahmoud R. Abd Ellah
    • 1
    Email author
  • Magda M. Ali
    • 2
  • M. A. Semieka
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Animal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineAssiut UniversityAssiutEgypt
  2. 2.Department of Animal Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineAssiut UniversityAssiutEgypt

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