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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 723-728

Changes in Hematological and Serum Biochemical Values of Emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) Affected with Leg Deformities
L.S.S. Vara Prasad Reddy1*, B.R. Naik1, B. Sudhakara Reddy2, S. Sivajothi3 and M. Haritha4
1Department of Veterinary Physiology
2Departmnet of Clinical Complex (Veterinary Medicine)
3Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science, Proddatur-516360, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
4Department of Biochemistry, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

The aim of the present study is to estimate the haematological and serum biochemical values and to study the role of calcium in emus affected with leg deformities. Investigations were carried out on ten adult emu birds affected with leg deformities at private emu farm, Proddatur, Y.S.R Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh, India. The haematological parameters viz., total erythrocyte count, total leukocyte count, haemoglobin, packed cell volume and erythrocyte sedimentation rate were measured, while the serum biochemical values like total protein, calcium, phosphorous, creatinine, cholesterol, glucose, urea, uric acid, alanine amino transferase and aspartate amino transferase were estimated. There is a significant increase in total white blood corpuscles, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, total protein, glucose, uric acid and creatinine and significant decrease in calcium levels in affected emus.

Keywords: Emu, Calcium, Hematology, Leg deformities

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Vara Prasad Reddy, L.S.S., B.R. Naik, B. Sudhakara Reddy, S. Sivajothi and Haritha, M. 2018. Changes in Hematological and Serum Biochemical Values of Emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) Affected with Leg Deformities.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 723-728. doi:
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