Effect of feed type on some blood constituents of Sudanese growing camel


By S.A. Omer, H. Agab, Gussey, H.A. Samad, I.Y. Turki.


This experiment was conducted in the Experimental Farm of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum North, Sudan. The effect of feeding concentrate diets containing different ingredients, namely, groundnut cake, cotton seed cake and Kenana fattening pelleted feed, on some blood constituents was studied in Sudanese dromedary camel calves. Blood was collected weekly for five consecutive weeks as from the 4th week after the feeding trial had started. Whole blood was used for measuring erythrocyte counts, erythrocytic series, total leukocyte counts, packed cell volume, and hemoglobin concentration. In the serum samples collected from the experimental calves, the concentration of total protein, albumin, urea, uric acid, creatinine, bile, Fe, Cu, Ca, K, Na, P, and the activity of ALT, AST, and alkaline phosphatase were measured using standard methods. The serum creatinine concentration was significantly higher (p<0.05) in camel calves fed groundnut cakes than the calves fed cotton seed cakes and Kenana feed. All the other measurements did not vary with the feed type. The findings of this study were discussed with other researchers findings.


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