Authors: Sunil Arora, Vikash Kumar Sharma, Anandita Srivastava and Pradeep Kumar

Source: Ruminant Science (2018)-7(2):265-268.

Cite this reference as: Arora Sunil, Sharma VK, Srivastava Anandita and Kumar Pradeep (2018). Alterations of haemato-biochemical parameters due to gastro-intestinal helminths infestation in sheep. Ruminant Science 7(2): 265-268.


Present study was conducted to compare the changes occurring in haemato-biochemical parameters of sheep naturally suffering from gastro-intestinal helminth infection. The blood samples were collected from 35 infected and 20 non-infected sheep aged 6 months to 1.5 years. The blood samples were taken in ethyleneditetraacetic acid (EDTA) coated and plain vials for haematological and biochemical studies. Mean±SE values of haematological parameters viz. haemoglobin (Hb, g/dl), packed cell volume (PCBV, %), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR, mm/hr), total leukocyte count (TLC, X103/cumm) were 7.92±0.432, 24.9±1.910, 0.29±0.0601, 13.43±0.918, respectively and neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes and monocytes (%) were 28.48±1.530, 5.34±0.513, 0, 66.82±1.389 and 5.08±0.391, respectively in infected sheep whereas the (mean±SE) values of same haematological parameters were 9.69±0.446, 32.76±3.105, 1.06±0.097, 11.43±0.876 and 32.90±2.470, 3.45±0.439, 0, 61.39±1.896 and 5.1±0.463, respectively in non-infected sheep. Mean±SE values of biochemical parameters of albumin, globulin and total serum protein (g/dl) were 1.91±0.312, 3.38±0.423 and 5.29±0.258, respectively in infected sheep whereas values of same biochemical parameters were 3.17±0.293, 3.17±0.594 and 6.39±0.533, respectively in non-infected sheep. It was observed that in infected sheep Hb, PCV and ESR were reduced significantly and number of lymphocytes, eosinophils and monocytes were increased significantly. While total serum protein and albumin were decreased significantly but serum globulin was increased non-significantly in infected sheep.


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