THE IMPACT OF GENDER AND AGE ON HEMATOLOGICAL FACTORS OF BALUCHI SHEEPSeyed Hadi Hashemi, MehdiJahantigh, Nayereh Bideshki and Dariush Sargazi
Hematological indicators play a major role in diagnosing and treating livestock diseases. Therefore, blood samples were taken from 60 apparently healthy sheep of the Baluchi breed in the two age groups of over one year old (15 males and 15 females) and less than one year of age (15 males and 15 females). After performing laboratory work and assessing hematological indicators, the data were analyzed using SPSS. The calculated numbers and percentages of red blood cells, white blood cells, neutrophils, monocytes, basophils, and eosinophils were 7.89±1.52 (× 106/mL), 8.21±2.39 (× 103/ml), 27.58±4.81(%), 4.85±3.08 9%), 1.44±0.66 (%), 2.43± 0.75 (%), respectively. Moreover, the values of mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCV), and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) were 35.79±7.38 (FI), 11.79±2.45 (Pg), and 32.26±8.41 (g/dl), respectively. Furthermore, levels of hemoglobin (9.24±1.08 and 8.83±0.78 g/dl in males and females, respectively) and hematocrit (with 28.10±2.95 and 26.60± 2.33% in males and females, respectively) were significantly higher in males compared to females (P-value <0.05). In addition, the value of lymphocytes in sheep over one year old (67.80± 5.59%) was also significantly greater than that for the group less than one year old (63.70± 6.78%)(P-value < 0.05).
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