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The Effect of Water Deprivation on Blood Constituents of the Dromedary Camel (Camelus dromedarius)

The Effect of Water Deprivation on Blood Constituents of the Dromedary Camel (Camelus dromedarius)

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Title: The Effect of Water Deprivation on Blood Constituents of the Dromedary Camel (Camelus dromedarius)
Author: Eltayeb, Rania; Osman, Hisham; Babiker, Elsiddig M.
Abstract: The study aimed to elucidate the status of blood constituents and the physiological body reactions in term of core temperature, pulse rate and respiration rate in five male dromedary camels aged three to four years and weighed 350 to 420kg, housed in open yards in the experimental farm of Sudan University for Science and Technology and deprived of water for 48 hours. The results revealed significant increase (P< 0.05) in temperature, insignificant change in respiratory rate and a significant decrease in the pulse rate. With the exception to WBCs and level of glucose, the remaining blood constituents showed significant difference (P< 0.05) when compared with the control group. Of these, significant increase was found for RBCs, Urea, total protein and creatinine whereas significant decrease for the mean values of PCV and haemoglobin concentration. Based on the results achieved and the discussion undertaken in relation to data of relevant studies conducted elsewhere, the present study would conclude that the changes revealed were indicative to the adaptive ability of the animal to tolerate water deprivation for 48h.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/24409


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