Effect of different housing systems on haematological parameters of buffaloes

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R.A. Garkal P.M. Kekan S.D. Kharde V.K. Munde B.W. Narladkar M.S. Vaidya


An experiment was conducted to study the effect of two housing systems on haematological parameters in buffaloes. Twelve buffaloes were selected and randomly divided into two equal groups. The animals of Group A were housed in shade with net and the animals of Group B in shade without net. The experiment was conducted for a period of three months. Blood samples were aseptically collected fortnightly and were analysed for haematological studies. The mean values for haemoglobin, total erythrocyte count, total leucocyte count, packed cell volume, mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration and neutrophil were 8.49±0.52 g/dl, 5.54±1.05 (106 /cmm), 27.45±0.44 (%), 31.15±0.66 (%) and 40.99±1.34 (%), respectively, which was nonsignificantly higher than the values of 8.20±0.80 g/dl, 5.22±0.66 (106 /cmm), 27.00±0.58 (%),30.35±0.32 (%) and 39.96±0.66 (%), respectively. Whereas, the values of mean corpuscular haemoglobin, lymphocyte, eosinophil and monocyte were 15.26±1.06 (µµg), 55.33±0.44 (%),2.32±0.45 (%), and 1.69±0.69 (%); respectively, which were non significantly lower than the values of 15.72±0.85 (µµg), 55.56±0.61 (%),3.19±0.05 (%), and 2.03±0.84 (%), respectively in Group A as compared to Group B. However, the white blood corpuscle count (13.75±0.56 ,103 /cmm) was significantly (P<0.01) higher than the value of 10.58±0.42 (103 /cmm) and the mean corpuscular volume (49.45±0.21, µ3 ) was significantly (p<0.05) lower than the value of 51.85±0.45 (µ3 ) in Groups A and B, respectively.

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GARKAL, R.A. et al. Effect of different housing systems on haematological parameters of buffaloes. Buffalo Bulletin, [S.l.], v. 35, n. 2, p. 191-198, june 2016. ISSN 2539-5696. Available at: <https://kuojs.lib.ku.ac.th/index.php/BufBu/article/view/1290>. Date accessed: 19 may 2021.
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