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Animal Reproduction and Physiology
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 1993;6(2): 301-303.
https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1993.301    Published online June 1, 1993.
Hematological studies on cattle exposed to Fasciola gigantica infestation
M. J. F. A. Taimur, A. K. Halder, S. M. Z. H. Chowdhury, N. Akhter, M. S. Islam, A. H. M. Kamal, K. S. Islam
Hematological value were determined from 140 Fasciola gigantica infested and 138 non-infested apparently healthy (control) zebu cattle from eight different sites of Bangladesh. The F. gigantica infested cattle have experienced of normocytic normochromic anemia indicated by the significant (p<0.01) decline of total erythrocyte count, hemoglobin level, packed cell volume and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration and significant (p<0.01) increase of erythrocyte sedimentation rate, as compared with non-infested control animals. Values of mean corpuscular volume and mean corpuscular hemoglobin content were not differed significantly between the infested and control animals. There observed significantly (p<0.01) higher eosinophil and neutrophil counts and significantly (p<0.01) lower lymphocyte counts in fasciola infested cattle in comparison with the control animals.
Keywords: Hematology; Cattle; Fasciola gigantica Infestation

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