Effects Of Smelling Narcotics On Some Biochemical Parameters In German Shepherd Dogs

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Mohammed, Abdeen
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This work was conducted in Biochemistry Department Faculty of Vet. Medicine University of Khartoum to study the effects of smelling narcotics (C.sativa and heroin) on some biochemical parameters in German shepherd dogs. The study targeted Police German shepherd dogs in Police Dogs Administration. Twenty-six adult German shepherd dogs, males and females 2-9years old , weighing between 25-35kg,working in the Police Dogs Administration, were selected, divided as10 dogs as C.sativa detectors, 6 dogs as heroin detectors and other 10 dogs as control group . The blood samples were taken from the cevalic vein for investigation of SGOT ,SGPT, ALP, glucose, urea and creatinine in three different seasons summer, winter and autumn . The effects of sex , age and season were considered for all parameters . The results obtained showed that, the mean values of plasma alkaline phosphatase and glutamic pyruvate transaminase for the C. sativa detectors were at similar levels compared to the control group, whereas the mean values of glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT) were slightly higher compared to the control. Heroin detectors showed similar level for all enzymes compared to control. The mean values of plasma urea and creatinine for C.sativa detectors showed slight increase compared to the control but the difference was not significant. The same effect was also observed in the heroin detectors. Plasma glucose showed slight decrease for C.sativa detectors, but there was no effect observed for the heroin detectors. No difference was observed between males and females, young and old dogs for all parameters. All parameters, except glucose, showed significant increase (p <0.05) in summer and autumn compared to the levels measured in winter for both treated and un treated animals.
Biochemical Parameters,German,Shepherd Dogs