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Haemato-Biochemical Responses to Packing in Donkeys Administered with Ascorbic Acid during the Harmattan Season.
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PMID:  23154452     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Experiments were performed to investigate the effect of ascorbic acid in reducing haemato-biochemical changes in pack donkeys during the cold-dry (harmattan) season. Six experimental donkeys administered orally with ascorbic acid (200 mg/kg), and six control donkeys, not administered with ascorbic acid, were subjected to packing. Blood samples were collected from all donkeys for haematological and biochemical analyses. In the control donkeys, packed cell volume (PCV), erythrocyte count and haemoglobin concentration (Hb) decreased significantly (P<0.05) at the end of packing. In the experimental donkeys, there was no significant difference between the pre- and post-packing values of PCV, erythrocyte count and Hb. In the control donkeys, the neutrophil and neutrophil:lymphocyte ratio increased significantly (P<0.05) post-packing, but in the experimental donkeys, the pre- and post-packing values were not significantly different. Eosinophil count increased significantly (P<0.05) in experimental and control donkeys post-packing. In conclusion, packing exerted significant adverse effects on the haematological parameters, ameliorated by AA administration. AA may modulate neutrophilia and induce a considerable alteration of erythroid markers in donkeys subjected to packing during the harmattan season.
Authors:
Folashade Olaifa; Joseph Olusegun Ayo; Suleiman Folorunsho Ambali; Peter Ibrahim Rekwot
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1347-7439     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vet. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105360     Medline TA:  J Vet Med Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, Ahmadu Bello University.
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