HAEMATOLOGICAL STUDIES OF FRESH WATER FISH, CHANNA PUNCTATUS EXPOSED TO COPPER SULPHATE FROM GODAVARI RIVER, NANDED (M.S.)A. R. Jagtap, M. S. Kadam, R. P. Mali
Toxic influence of metals produces physiological changes in the organ of animal. The different haematological tests were carried out on a fresh water fish, Channa punctatus after exposed to sublethal concentrations of copper sulphate. The haematological studies have long been cosidered as a valuable diagnostic tool in clinical biochemistry, population, genetics and in medical anthropology. The haematological tests like RBc Counting, WBC Counting, Haemoglobin Content and ESR Value were carried out on the fish exposed to copper sulphate upto 96 hours. The values of RBC Count, Haemoglobin Content were found to have decreased. However, the WBC Count, ESR registered a marked increase as compared to control. The results are statistically analysed and discussed in detail.
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