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Effect of sex and systems of production on the hematological and serum biochemical characters of helmeted guinea fowls (Numida meleagris pallas) in South Eastern Nigeria

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Author(s): Okoro Victor Mela Obinna 1* , Ogundu Uduak Emmanuel 1 , Ogbuewu Ifeanyi Princewill 1 , Obikaonu Helen 1 , Emenyonu Christopher 2

Journal: International Journal of Biosciences
ISSN 2220-6655

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 51;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: System of management | hematology | serum biochemical values | helmeted guinea fowl.

ABSTRACT
A study was conducted to establish the blood characteristics of helmeted guinea fowl as well as to evaluate the sex and system of management effect on their hematology and serum biochemistry. Sex had a significant effect on the hematological components. Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) and Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH), with males being significantly (P

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