22-Title: Comparative hemato-biochemical profile of Assam hill goats and black Bengal goats in subtropical climatic condition of Nagaland
Authors: Bhabesh Mili, Gunjan Das, Amrit Gogoi, Laltlankimi, Tukheswar Chutia, Rajkumari Mandakini Devi and JK Chaudhary
Source: Ruminant Science (2021)-10(2):353-357.
How to cite this manuscript: Mili Bhabesh, Das Gunjan, Gogoi Amrit, Laltlankimi, Chutia Tukheswar, Devi Rajkumari Mandakini and Chaudhary JK (2021). Comparative hemato-biochemical profile of Assam hill goats and black Bengal goats in subtropical climatic condition of Nagaland. Ruminant Science 10(2):353-357.
The study was designed to compare the hemato-biochemical profile of Assam hill goats and Black Bengal goats in subtropical climatic conditions of Nagaland. Blood samples were collected from six numbers (n=6) of apparently healthy goats of either sex from each breed during the month of January. The ambient temperature was ranged between 26 oC – 9 oC (maximum and minimum temperature) and relative humidity was 58% on the day of blood sampling. The haematological parameters viz Packed Cell Volume (PCV), Haemoglobin (Hb), Total Erythrocyte Count (TEC), Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV), Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH), Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC), Total Leukocyte Count (TLC), Lymphocytes, Neutrophils, platelets and biochemical parameters such as Glucose, Calcium, Cholesterol, Creatinine, Alanine Amino Transferase (ALT), Aspartate Amino Transferase (AST) and Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) were estimated by an automated blood cell and biochemical analyzer, respectively. Overall, mean hemato-biochemical values (Mean±SEM) did not differ significantly (P<0.05) between the two breeds of goat except for Hb, lymphocytes, and neutrophils. However, the hemato-biochemical values were in accordance with reference intervals (RI) depicted in Merck’s Veterinary Manual for goats as well as earlier reports except for PCV, MCHC, and TLC. Thus the values obtained from this experiment act as baseline information on hemato-biochemical profile of Assam hill goats and Black Bengal goats in the subtropical climatic condition of Nagaland and can be used for assessment of productive performance, improving management practices, health status, disease diagnostic, evaluation and assessment of adaptability studies.
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