This study evaluated 30 lambs, 20 naturally infected with coccidia oocysts (infected group) and 10 healthy lambs (control group). Blood samples were collected from both groups for evaluation of ascorbic acid values in plasma and blood cells analysis. Mean plasma ascorbic acid values in the infected group were lower than those in the control group (0.76 ± 0.19 and 2.00 ± 0.58 mg/dl, respectively). A decrease in erythrocyte, haemoglobin and haematocrit values and an increase in leukocyte values were determined.
ŞAHİNDURAN, ŞİMA; SEZER, KENAN; BÜYÜKOĞLU, TÜLAY; YUKARI, BAYRAM ALİ; and ALBAY, METİN KORAY (2006) "Plasma Ascorbic Acid Levels in Lambs With Coccidiosis," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 30: No. 2, Article 11. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol30/iss2/11