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Gender Differences in some Haematological and Blood Biochemical Parameters in Wild Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) of Thar Desert, Pakistan

Gender Differences in some Haematological and Blood Biochemical Parameters in Wild Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) of Thar Desert, Pakistan

Viram Kumar1,*, Moolchand Malhi1, Saeed Ahmed Soomro1, Toufique Ahmed Qureshi2, Muhammad Nawaz Sanjrani3 and Khushal Das Malhi1

1Department Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, Sindh Agricultural University, 70060 Tandojam, Pakistan
2Department Veterinary Pharmacology, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Sakrand, Pakistan
3Livestock and Fisheries Department (Breeding Wing), Government of Sindh, Hyderabad, Pakistan

*      Corresponding author: viram01kumar@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

In the present study, the hematological and serum biochemical parameters were determined to establish the reference values in the wild Indian blue peafowl (Pavo cristatus) of Thar (desert) region in the Sindh province of Pakistan. A total of 60 blood samples were collected from peafowl (30 males and 30 female) in months of March and April, 2015. The gender difference showed that RBC, MCV and MCH concentrations were significantly higher (P < 0.05) and the serum total protein and Mg concentrations were significantly lower (P < 0.05) in male compared to female peafowl. In conclusion, the present study provides base-line values for hematology and serum biochemistry of apparently healthy Indian adult blue peafowl of Thar and can be used as reference values to evaluate the health or diseased conditions in the same species.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 53, Iss. 3, Pages 801-1200

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