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Animal Reproduction and Physiology
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 1997;10(1): 118-121.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1997.118    Published online February 1, 1997.
Hemoglobin concentration and hematocrit value of Black Bengal goats infected with Fasciola gigantica
M. M. R. Howlader, M. M. Huq
Abstract
A total of 72 Black Bengal goats of 2.5 to 3.5 and 4.0 to 6.0 years old were used in this study. Equal number of animals were included in Fasciola gigantica infected and non-infected control groups. For each age and treatment groups 18 blood samples were collected in glass vials contained EDTA anticoagulant in summer and winter seasons before the animals were slaughtered at abottoir. Packed cell volume (PCV) was determined using microhematocrit and hemoglobin (Hb) concentration by cyanmethemoglobin methods. The PCV of F. gigantica infected animals were significantly lower than the non-infected animals. The average PCV values obtained were 26.60 and 32.20% for F. gigantica infected and non-infected animals, respectively. The Hb values of infected animals were significantly lower than the non-infected animals. The average Hb values obtained were 9.17 and 10.51 gm% for F. gigantica infected and non-infected goats, respectively. There was no significant effect of age and season on the values of PCV and Hb of infected and non-infected animals.
Keywords: Black Bengal Goat; Hemoglobic Concentration; Hematocrit Value; Fasciola gigantica


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