Comparative Clinical Pathology

, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 1121–1124 | Cite as

Comparative biochemical studies on natural Trypanosoma evansi infection in she-camels

  • Gaber A. Megahed
  • Mahmoud R. Abd EllahEmail author
  • Ahmed Abdel-Rady
Original Article


The biochemical changes associating Trypanosoma evansi infection in pregnant and non-pregnant camels were investigated. Based on pregnancy diagnosis and serological findings, camels were classified into four groups as non-pregnant healthy camels (N = 6), non-pregnant camels infected with T. evansi (N = 6), pregnant healthy camels (N = 6), and pregnant camels infected with Trypanosoma evansi (N = 8). The results revealed significant decreases (p < 0.05) in serum total proteins, albumin and globulins levels, and significant increases (p < 0.05) in serum total cholesterol and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels in pregnant camels infected with T. evansi compared with healthy pregnant camel. On the other hand, there were hyperproteinemia and hyperglobulinemia in healthy pregnant camel compared with non-pregnant camel. It could be concluded that the biochemical changes associating T. evansi infection in pregnant camels are hypoproteinemia, hypoalbuminemia, and hypoglobulinemia and increased serum total cholesterol and BUN levels.


Camel Cholesterol Estrogen Progesterone Lipoproteins Trypanosoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaber A. Megahed
    • 1
  • Mahmoud R. Abd Ellah
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ahmed Abdel-Rady
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Theriogenology, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineAssiut UniversityAssiutEgypt
  2. 2.Department of Animal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineAssiut UniversityAssiutEgypt

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