Department of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology,
Camel Research Centre, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources,
King Faisal University, P.O. Box 1757, Al-Ahsa 31982, SAUDI ARABIA
Two breeds of camels, namely Almegaheem and Alshoul camels, were used for the determination of normal haematological parameters. The parameters were haemoglobin (Hb), packed cell volume (PCV), total erythrocytes count (RBC), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), total leucocytes count (TLC) and differential leucocytes count (DLC). The Hb, PCV, RBC, MCV, MCH, MCHC and TLC were significantly higher in Almegaheem breed in comparison with values obtained in Alshoul breed. The DLC revealed no significant differences between the two breeds.
Key words: Breed, camel, haemogram