IJBSAT 2017 Volume 8 Issue 6

International Journal of BioSciences, Agriculture and Technology (IJBSAT) ISSN: 0975 - 4539

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Physiological variations between female West African dwarf Goat and Sheep. Uwaeziozi, U.C., Jimoh, O. A., Ihejirika, U.G. D., Jack, A. A., Adenekan, O. O. IJBSAT (2017), 8(6):42-50

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Physiological variations between female West African dwarf Goat and Sheep

Authors & Affiliation:

Uwaeziozi, U.C.1, Jimoh, O. A.2, Ihejirika, U.G. D.3, Jack, A. A.4, Adenekan, O. O.5

1, 3-5 Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

2 Agricultural Technology Department Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State Nigeria

Uche19822000@gmail.com, abubarkarjimoh2011@gmail.com, smile4me001@yahoo.com, akanjack01@yahoo.com, adenekan.olusola@yahoo.com


Haematological, Serum Biochemistry profile and Oxidative stress indicators of female West African Dwarf Goat and Sheep respectively were investigated. Sixteen apparently healthy each of ewes and does of the West African breed were selected from a flock and housed separately under a semi- intensive system. Fastened blood samples were collected from their jugular vein to obtain specie variations in some haematological, serum biochemistry and oxidative stress indicators. Blood was collected to EDTA and plain bottles for haematology and serum biochemistry respectively using standard procedures. Data were subjected to T-test. The RBC, MCH, MCHC, Monocytes and Eosinophils showed significant differences (P<0.05) between species, where MCH and MCHC of the Ewes (0.60±0.08 and 20.52±0.41 respectively) were significantly (P<0.05) higher than those of the Does (0.39±0.20 and 18.08±3.63 respectively). The Glucose and Albumin levels were significantly lower in the ewes compared to the does. The total antioxidant activity and catalase level of the ewes were significantly (p<0.05) higher than those of the does while lipid peroxidation and superoxide dismutase level of the does were significantly (P<0.05) higher than those of the ewes. In conclusion, it can be deduced that so much similarities exists between species (does and ewes). Ewes have better oxidative stability than does and are less prone to oxidative stress.

Keywords: Haematology, Serum biochemistry, oxidative stress, West African dwarf, Doe, Ewe.