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Seasonal influence on some blood and biochemical parameters of Jerboa (Jaculus jaculus) in Saudi Arabia

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Author(s): M.S. AL-Eissa | Saad Alkahtani

Journal: Research Opinions in Animal & Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 2221-1896

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 51;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Jerboa | Season | Haematology | Biochemical Parameters

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of seasonal variation on the haematological and biochemical parameters in adult wild Jerboa (Jaculus jaculus) in Saudi Arabia. Blood samples of 40 Jerboa were collected in January and August for analyzing hematological and biochemical parameters. In hematological parameters, haemoglobin, mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and white blood count (WBC) were significantly increased in winter compared with summer season. Whereas, only mean corpuscular volume (MCV) was significantly decreased in winter compared with summer season. Sodium, chloride, bicarbonate, calcium, albumin, globulin and total protein were significantly decreased in winter compared with summer season. Whereas, urea was significantly increased in winter compared with summer season. In conclusion, heat stress during summer caused deterioration in some hematological and serum biochemical constituents of Jerboa (Jaculus jaculus).
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