Authors: ALEV AKDOĞAN KAYMAZ, UTKU BAKIREL, REMZİ GÖNÜL, CEM VURUŞANER, HÜSEYİN TAN
Abstract: The serum of 66 dogs with intestinal parasites (showing gastrointestinal problems caused by taeniosis, coccidiosis, ancylostomosis, trichuriosis and ascarididosis) was examined by electrophoresis. There were 6 dogs with coccidiosis, 6 dogs with ancylostomosis, 6 dogs with trichuriosis, 24 dogs with taeniosis and 24 dogs with ascarididosis. After agar gel protein electorphoresis of the serum samples, ?1 globulin levels were significantly lower in the coccidiosis group than in the other groups (p<0.05). While ?2 globulin levels increased in the ancylostomosis group (p<0.05), these levels decreased significantly in the dogs with ascarididosis (p<0.05). There was no change in ??and ??globulin levels in any of the groups. While the protein level increased in the dogs with taeniosis (p<0.05), these levels were lower in the coccididosis group than in the other groups (p<0.05).
Keywords: Dog, intestinal parasites, serum electrophoresis
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