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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 3, No. 3, 2000, pp. 143-147
Bioline Code: md00043
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2000, pp. 143-147

 en DIURNAL VARIATION IN BLOOD PARAMETERS IN THE CHICKEN IN THE HOT TROPICAL CLIMATE
DUROTOYE, L.A., FADAIRO, M.O. AND AVWEMORUE, A.K.

Abstract

Twelve adult male chicken of the Nigerian local strain were bled every 3 Hours for 24 hours. Haematological and serum biochemical parameters were measured in the samples collected. Variations in the levels of these parameters throughout the 24 hours were determined. Thirteen out of the parameters measured showed significant diurnal variations. These include RBC, PCV, Hb, MVC, WBC, Na+, K+, urea, cholesterol, triglycerides, ALP, GPT and GGT.

Keywords
Diurnal variation; blood picture; chicken.

 
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