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ZINC VALUES AND RED BLOOD CELL COUNTS OF CAMELS (CAMEL US DROMEDARIUS) IN SUADI ARABIA
Abdulsalam A. Bakhsh 

Department of Clinical Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources, King Faisal University, P.O. Box 1 757, Al-Ahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia

Abstract   

    Concentrations of serum zinc (Zn) were determined in the blood samples collected at the time of slaughter from 50 camels belonging to different breeds, age groups and both sexes. The whole blood was also used for Red blood cell (RBC) counts. In different age groups of 5-7, 8-10 and above 10 years, the mean level of serum zinc ranged within normal range 101.58±19.79, 99.00±16.30 and 99.21±21.03 mg/100 ml, respectively. The mean values or RBC count in Group 1, 2 and 3 were 7.09±1.23, 7.11+1.34 and 7.52±l.62xl.62x respectively. This report is considered as the first of its type in Saudi Arabia.    

Key words: Camels, zinc values, Saudi Arabia

 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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