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Biochemical Profiles in Friesian Cattle Naturally Infected with Theileria annulata in Saudi Arabia

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The biochemical parameters were studied in adult and young Friesian cattle naturally infected with Theileria annulata in the Qassim Region, Saudi Arabia. Forty-three clinical cases of tropical theileriosis were studied, together with 40 clinically healthy Friesian cattle. Cattle clinically infected with T. annulata had significantly lower serum total protein, albumin, globulin, creatinine, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron and copper concentrations and significantly higher AST activity and bilirubin concentration than the healthy cattle.

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Omer, O., El-Malik, K., Magzoub, M. et al. Biochemical Profiles in Friesian Cattle Naturally Infected with Theileria annulata in Saudi Arabia. Vet Res Commun 27, 15–25 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1022054522725

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  • aspartate aminotransferase
  • bilirubin
  • cattle
  • serum minerals
  • serum proteins
  • Theileria annulata