Authors: ÖZKAN ŞİMŞEK, ŞEVKET ARIKAN, MİYASE ÇINAR
Abstract: The aim of this study was to monitor some hematological and biochemical blood parameters from prepregnancy to advanced gestation in Angora cats. In the present study, 35 blood samples obtained before and during pregnancy from 7 adult cats were used. Blood was collected from cats before pregnancy and on days 15, 30, 45, and 55 of gestation. The blood samples were analyzed in terms of WBC, RBC, Hb, PCV, MCV, MCH, MCHC, GRA, MON, and LYM values. Additionally, serum ALT, AST, ALP, GGT, LDH, and CK activities and total cholesterol, glucose, triglyceride, urea, Ca, Mg, and Pi levels were measured. Levels of leukocytes, MCHC, MCH, and MCV were lower, and RBC, PCV, and Hb levels were higher before pregnancy than on day 55 of gestation. Monocyte and glucose levels were higher before gestation than during pregnancy. Total cholesterol levels were lower before gestation than during gestation. Triglyceride and Mg levels with LDH activity were higher in the late stages of pregnancy than before gestation. In conclusion, in this study changes in selected hematological and biochemical blood parameters have been determined before and during pregnancy in Angora cats for the first time. The data presented in this research may be a useful reference for veterinarians practicing in clinics.
Keywords: Angora cats, pregnancy, biochemical, hematological
Full Text: PDF