Hematology and serum chemistry reference values of stray dogs in Bangladesh

Journal Title: Open Veterinary Journal - Year 2011, Vol 1, Issue 2

Abstract

Hematology and serum chemistry values were obtained from 28 male and 22 female stray dogs in Chittagong Metropolitan area, Bangladesh. The goal of the study was to establish reference value for hematology and serum chemistry for these semi wild animals in relation to age, sex, reproductive stage and body condition. No significant differences were found for mean values of hemoglobin, packed cell volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, white blood cell, differential leukocyte count, total protein, albumin, glucose, cholesterol, phosphorus and potassium among or between sexes, ages, reproductive states or body conditions. Significant differences were noted for erythrocyte sedimentation rate (p<0.02) between sexes. Among different age groups significant differences were found for total red blood cell count (p<0.001). Different body conditions have significant differences in red blood cell count, mean corpuscular volume and mean corpuscular hemoglobin (p<0.001). Pregnant and non-pregnant females differed significantly in their red blood cell count, mean corpuscular volume and mean corpuscular hemoglobin (p<0.001).

Authors and Affiliations

S. A. Khan| Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh┘łEcoHealth Alliance (formerly Wildlife Trust), New York, USA, J. H. Epstein| EcoHealth Alliance (formerly Wildlife Trust), New York, USA, K. J. Olival| EcoHealth Alliance (formerly Wildlife Trust), New York, USA, M. M. Hassan| Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh, M. B. Hossain| Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh, K. B. M. A. Rahman| Food and Agricultural Organization- AI Technical unit, DLS, Bangladesh, M. F. Elahi| Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh, M. A. Mamun| Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh, N. Haider| International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh, G. Yasin| Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh, J. Desmond| Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh

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S. A. Khan, J. H. Epstein, K. J. Olival, M. M. Hassan, M. B. Hossain, K. B. M. A. Rahman, M. F. Elahi, M. A. Mamun, N. Haider, G. Yasin, J. Desmond (2011). Hematology and serum chemistry reference values of stray dogs in Bangladesh. Open Veterinary Journal, 1(2), 13-20. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-9244