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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2007 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 597-600
Serum Biochemical Values of Healthy Adult One Humped Camel (Camelus dromedarius) Introduced into a Sub-Humid Climate in Shika-Zaria, Nigeria
A.K. Mohammed , A.K.B. Sackey , L.B.Tekdek and J.O. Gefu
 
Abstract: Eleven adult dromedaries introduced into a sub-humid climate were bled monthly for 36 months to establish mean serum biochemical reference values for the zone. Mean sodium concentration was 144.571.31 mmol L 1, potassium 5.030.42 mmol L 1 and chloride 104.062.05 mmol L 1. Others were bicarbonate 23.571.04 mmol L 1, calcium 2.390.05 mmol L 1 and phosphate 1.070.04 mmol L 1. The urea value was 4.920.55 mmol L 1 and that of creatinine was 85.708.85, while glucose had 2.620.18 mmol L 1, total protein 64.94-1.55 g L 1 and albumin 33.980.98 g L 1. The male camels had significantly (p< 0.05) higher potassium and creatinine levels while urea, protein and albumin values were higher (p< 0.05) in the she-camels. Wet season samples had higher (p< 0.05) blood urea nitrogen, creatinine and glucose values while potassium was insignificantly (p>0.05) higher in the dry season samples.
 
How to cite this article:
A.K. Mohammed , A.K.B. Sackey , L.B.Tekdek and J.O. Gefu , 2007. Serum Biochemical Values of Healthy Adult One Humped Camel (Camelus dromedarius) Introduced into a Sub-Humid Climate in Shika-Zaria, Nigeria . Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 6: 597-600.
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=javaa.2007.597.600