Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 5 (may 2018) : 678-682

Effect of seasons on blood biochemical parameters in male dromedary camels in Algeria

Brahim Hamad, Hebib Aggad, Leyla Hadef, Aicha Adaika
1<p>Institute of Veterinary Sciences, Laboratory of Hygiene and Animal Pathology, University of Tiaret, P.O. Box 78 Tiaret, 14000 Tiaret, Algeria.&nbsp;</p>
Cite article:- Hamad Brahim, Aggad Hebib, Hadef Leyla, Adaika Aicha (2017). Effect of seasons on blood biochemical parameters in male dromedary camels in Algeria . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(5): 678-682. doi: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.9127.

The present study aimed to investigate the effect of different seasons on blood biochemical parameters of male dromedary camels in Algeria. A total number of 30 clinically healthy camels from five to seven years old were sampled in this study and biochemical analysis were performed using an automatic analyzer. The obtained results showed that the urea, creatine kinase and alanine amino transferase concentrations increased significantly during summer compared to other seasons. However, lactate dehydrogenase concentration increased significantly during winter versus other seasons. On the other hand, no significant effect of season was found on glucose, triglyceride, cholesterol, creatinine, aspartate amino transferase and alkaline phosphatase concentrations.

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