A.K. Kataria and N. Kataria*
Department of Veterinary Microbiology, College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Bikaner, INDIA
*Department of Veterinary Physiology, College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Bikaner, INDIA
Total immunoglobulin E levels were estimated in 54 camels (Camelus dromedarius) by radioimmunoassay (RIA) method and related it with total eosinophil counts. The sera collected from 30 adult healthy camels (18 males and 12 females) and 24 camels (14 males and 10 females) affected with mange were analysed. Significantly higher levels of IgE were recorded in camels suffering from mange than in the healthy ones. No significant difference was recorded due to sex. Slightly higher counts of eosinophils were recorded in the individuals with raised IgE levels.
Key words: Camel, eosinophils, immunoglobulin E, mange, radioimmunoassay (RIA)