Hematological reference values for healthy fat-tailed sheep (Dhumba) in Bangladesh

  • Shariful Islam
  • Md Kaisar Rahman
  • Jinnat Ferdous
  • Muhammad Belal Hossain
  • Mohammad Mahmudul Hassan
  • Ariful Islam

Abstract

Objective: There is scarce literature regarding hematology profile of fat-tailed sheep (Dhumba). The study was conducted to determine reference intervals for their hematology profile in the context of Bangladesh.

Materials and methods: Blood samples were collected from 32 healthy fat-tailed sheep from Dhaka, Bangladesh, during September–October, 2015. Hemoglobin (Hb), packed cell volume (PCV), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), total leukocyte count (TLC), total erythrocyte count (TEC), lymphocyte, monocyte, eosinophil, basophil, and neutrophil counts were measured.

Results: The levels showed a wide range and variation based on age and sex. Adult sheep had significantly (p = 0.01) higher Hb level than that of juvenile (<6 months of age). Other parameter values were almost similar for both adult and juvenile. The only two hematological parameters, showing noteworthy differences between male and female, were TLC and Basophil level (p < 0.05) in blood.

Conclusion: The study sets baseline for future research and diagnosis of diseases in fat-tailed sheep. It also helps for profitable production of fat-tailed sheep in Bangladesh.

http://doi.org/10.5455/javar.2018.e302

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Author Biographies

Shariful Islam

EcoHealth Alliance, NY, USA

Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Md Kaisar Rahman

EcoHealth Alliance, NY, USA

Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Jinnat Ferdous

EcoHealth Alliance, NY, USA

Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Muhammad Belal Hossain

Infectious Disease Division, International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh

Mohammad Mahmudul Hassan

Department of Physiology, Biochemistry, and Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh.

Ariful Islam

EcoHealth Alliance, NY, USA

Published
2018-12-29
How to Cite
Islam, S., Rahman, M., Ferdous, J., Hossain, M., Hassan, M., & Islam, A. (2018). Hematological reference values for healthy fat-tailed sheep (Dhumba) in Bangladesh. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 5(4), 481-484. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JAVAR/article/view/39515
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Short Communications