STUDY ON HEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN RAMS
Wondimagegn Tuffa and Yibrah Tekle*
The normal hematological profiles of rams were studied at Department of Veterinary Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Mekelle University, Mekelle. The rams were apparently healthy and maintained under uniform managemental and feeding conditions. A quantity of 5ml of blood was collected from the jugular vein in ethylene diamine tetra acetate (EDTA) vaccutainer tube from each ram with weekly interval for 8 weeks. The mean values of red blood cell count (RBC), hemoglobin (Hb) concentration, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and packed cell volume (PCV) were 10.61+0.57x106/mmÂ³, 10.79+0.19g/dl, 19.66+1.07mm/24hr and31.23+0.46%, respectively. The mean total leucocyte (WBC) count was 11.30+0.82x10Â³/mm3 of blood. The differential leucocyte count (DLC) like lymphocyte, monocyte, neutrophils, eosinophil and basophil were 44.68+1.93%, 5.47+0.63%, 45.75+1.83%, 3.31+0.40% and 0.72+0.19%, respectively. A positive correlation was observed between PCV and Hb (r=0.35) and PCV and RBC (r=0.37) in the present study.
Keywords: Differential leukocyte count, Hematological parameters, Hemoglobin concentration, Rams.
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