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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 3, No. 3, 2000, pp. 197-198
Bioline Code: md00056
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2000, pp. 197-198

 en Short communication - HAEMATOLOGY OF THE WEST AFRICAN DWARF SHEEP UNDER TWO DIFFERENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN NIGERIA
F.O. OLAYEMI, FAROTIMI J.O AND O.A. FAGBOHUN

Abstract

The haematological parameters of the West African Dwarf (WAD) sheep under intensive and extensive management systems in Nigeria were determined. The intensively reared animals showed higher (P<0.001) Packed Cell Volume haemoglobin concentration and mean corpuscular volume (P<0.01) than those under extensive management. Both groups of animals however had similar mean corpuscular haemoglobin, mean corpuscular haemoglobin concenration; Red blood cell, Total white blood cell, Iymphocyte, neutrophil, eosinophil and monocyte counts.

Keywords
Haematology, West African Dwarf Sheep, Intensive, Extensive, Management

 
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