PAPER 26 RED -NECKED os-nacn (STRunflo CAMELUS) NORMAL CLINICAL AND CLINICO-CliEMIC.AL VALUES

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2015-03-15
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El amin, Ahmed
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The clinical and dinico-chemical parameters were erden (1912a) found that normal body temperature determined in 14 captive red -necked ostriches aged was 39.4°C while Theiler (1912) found that normal about 2-3 wks for a period of 16 wks. Heart rate, re- body temperature at the age of 7 months ranged be- spiratory rate and body temperature were recorded. tween 38.1-39.4°C, but Hinshow (1954), high 8c Hart- No age specific variation was observed in body tem- ley (1965) and Louw et at (1969) recorded that nor- perature. It was not affected by ambient temperature, mal body temperature for adult ostrich was 378-38.9, and remained in the range of 37.5- 41.8°C throughout. 38.3-40.2 and 37.9-40.7°C respectively. Brown & Prior Blood parameters including Hb. PCV, RBC and WBC (1998) found that body temperature of chicks between counts were also studied in healthy ostrich pertaining one and five days old were not significantly influenced to different ages with resultant non -significant differ- by ambient temperature between 13-28°C. Body tem- ences between the groups. The normal values of ALP, perature of chicks between I and 5 days old average LDII, AST, CK, total albumin, total bilirubin, creatinine, between 37.6 and 39.0°C, and chicks between 2 and 15 glucose and the minerals sodium and potassium were days old maintained body temperature of 37.7 to 40.2°C determined in the sera of the birds. The changes in at ambient temperature ranging from 14.5 to 35.8°C. these parameters remained within established normal Respiratory and heart rates vary with body mass. ranges and could not be considered significant
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Temperature, Pulse, Respiration, Hematol- for birds of body mass 90-114 kg as 3-5 breath
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