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Haematological parameters of Local, foreign and crossbred goats in Sudan

Author(s): Nawal O.1, Hind A. Elnasri2*, Tarig A. M. Hamid3 and Yassir Ali Almofti2

The haematological parameters of local, foreign and cross bred goatswere determined in 17 local goats consisting of male and females (5 bucks and 12 does), 25 foreign breeds (6Shami, 5 Kalahari red, 7 Saanen, 7 Boar) and39 cross bred (2 bucks and 37 does). The means for Packed Cell Volume (PCV), Total White Cell (TWC), Red Blood Cell (RBC) and Haemoglobin (Hb) were12.58± 2.2 %, 7.5±20.4 X103/μl, 8.31±3.36106/μl,and 37.12 ±7.4 g/dl respectively in local,9.09 ± 3.7%, 7.6 ±2.3 X103/μl, 6.88± 3.8106/μl,and 30.57 ±9.7 g/dlin foreign breed and 10.52 ± 1.04 %, 7.6 ±2.3X103/μl, 7.01±3.9X106/μl and 37.12 ±7.4 g/dlin cross bred . There were more lymphocytes (49.7+1.1%) than neutrophils (40.3+1.7%) in the circulation. There was s significantly (P<0.05) higher Hb, Red Blood Cell (RBC) and Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) in adults goats. Lymphocytes percentage was higher (P<0.05) in male goats. The structure of blood cells of the goats was studied by routine stains. The red blood cell was round, non-nucleated and devoid of cytoplasmic organelles. White blood cells were of two types; granulocytes and agranulocytes. This study showed haematological values of the different goats raised in the country and could serve as baseline information for comparison ofphysiological and health status of local goats (Desert &Nubian) and give a guide to select the best foreign breed for crossing.