Abstract: Daily body and hematological parameters were recorded following an attempt to manage clinical compound fractures of 18 healthy Kano Brown goats using Shermans compression plates via internal reduction. The hematological parameters before during and after surgery were determined by full blood count. The results showed that inflammatory cells such as nuetrophils, esinophils and lymphocytes were at their peak when the implants were in the body of the animals. There was significant increase (p<0.05) in total leukocyte counts a week after surgery. This increase could be attributed to the presence of bone plates. Other parameters such as body temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate were recorded for 160 days. Body temperature, respiratory and pulse dropped to normal physiologic rates after implants were removed and healing was complete. It was concluded that implants plays important role in stimulating leukocytosis.
Gabriel Ochube, A.Z. Hassan, U.S . Abdullahi and M.Y. Fatihu, 2014. Changes in Body and Hematological Parameters Following the Use of Bone Plates in Management of Tibial Fracture in Kano Brown Goats. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 13: 594-597.