2019, Vol. 6 Issue 4, Part A
Infulence of gender on some biochemical parameters of apparently healthy local breed sheep in Teamo village, Shebedino district, Sidam zone, Ethiopia
Author(s): G Aynalem, L Kibeb and M Gezahegn
Abstract: The aim objective of the present study was to determine some biochemical values of sheep with 1-3 years old from the study area Telamo peasant association, Sidama zone and to investigate the effect of gender on these biochemical parameters. Blood samples were collected in plain vaccutainer from 140 males and 260 females and their serum biochemical parameters were analyzed to determine total protein, urea, glucose, creatinine, serum enzymes and electrolytes. The effect of gender on all plasma biochemical parameters examined (total proteins, creatinine, alkaline phosphatase (ALP), aspartate aminotransaminase (AST), alanine aminotransaminase (ALT), sodium (Na), potassium (K), Glucose and Urea) was not statistically significant (P> 0.05) but absorbed only difference in the mean value of ALP in female (372.62±304.50) higher than male (338.10±259.83); slightly difference in the mean value of ALT in female (15.08±8.85) higher than male (13.51±7.28). These parameters were remained within the normal ranges for healthy sheep. This will help to establish appropriate baseline values for various local livestock.
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How to cite this article:
G Aynalem, L Kibeb and M Gezahegn. Infulence of gender on some biochemical parameters of apparently healthy local breed sheep in Teamo village, Shebedino district, Sidam zone, Ethiopia. International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies. 2019; 6(4): 32-37.