Authors: ZAHİD AĞAOĞLU, NAZMİ YÜKSEK, NURİ ALTUĞ, ABDULLAH KAYA, BURHANETTİN BAYDAŞ
Abstract: This study was carried out to determine the normal haematological and biochemical parameters of clinically healthy ostriches 1-3 years old of either sex. Red blood cells, white blood cells, haematocrit and haemoglobin values (as haematological parameters) and glucose, total protein, albumin, globulin, urea, kreatinine, serum enzymes (ALP, AST, ALT, GGT, CK, amilase) (as biochemical parameters) and electrolytes (Ca, P, Mg, Zn, Cu, Na, K, Cl) levels were measured. It was concluded that the values obtained in this study could be used as reference values for ostriches.
Keywords: Ostrich, heamatology, biochemical parameters, reference levels
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