Reference values for haematology and biochemistry parameters in the Pelagonian Pramenka sheep breed

Dodovski, Petar and HRISTOVSKA, TALIJA and Pejcinovska, Natasa and Dameski, Pance and Karabolovski, Nikola and Ristevski, Mimi (2024) Reference values for haematology and biochemistry parameters in the Pelagonian Pramenka sheep breed. eterinarska stanica 55 (5). pp. 569-577.

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The Ovcepolian type of Pramenka sheep is
most prevalent in Pelagonia region. It is con�sidered a valuable source of genetic diversity,
characterised with a number of beneficial traits.
Haematology and biochemistry measurements
is important for health assessment of animals.
The aim of this study was to determine the
reference ranges for selected haematology and
biochemistry parameters in the Pelagonian Pra�menka sheep breed. The study was carried out
on 55 clinically healthy, non-pregnant sheep, 1
to 3 years old, during spring season, from three
different locations in the Pelagonia region,
North Macedonia. Blood samples were col�lected from the jugular vein into vacuum tubes
with an anticoagulant for haematological anal�ysis and vacuum tubes free of anticoagulant for
biochemical analysis. Reference values may be
more adequate as it is later, for biochemistry pa�rameters. Reference values for hematology pa�rameters were: leukocytes, lymphocytes, mid�size cells, cells correlating to monocytes, eo�sinophils, basophils, blasts and other precur�sor white cells, granulocytes, haemoglobin,
haematocrit, erythrocytes, erythrocyte indices
(average volume per litre, average haemoglo�bin in erythrocytes, average haemoglobin con�centration per litre, and platelets). Reference
values for biochemistry parameters were: total
proteins, albumins, total bilirubin, total cho�lesterol, creatinine, glucose, HDL-cholesterol,
LDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, urea, aspartate
aminotransferase, alanine amino transferase,
alkaline phosphatase, glutamyl transferase, lac�tate dehydrogenase, and the concentrations of
calcium, magnesium and inorganic phosphate.
Most obtained values were comparable to other
strains of Pramenka sheep. There was a clear
deviation of certain reference values compared
to the literature. Further analysis should be
conducted to determin

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Veterinary science
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Aleksandar Lozanovski
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2024 10:13
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2024 10:13

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