M.K. Zabady and A.M. Al-Mujalli
Department of Clinical Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources
Al-Hufof 31982, P.O. Box 1757, Al-Hasa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
This work was designed to study the effect of different types of mandibular fractures in 20 camels on some blood and biochemicals parameters. The age, sex, breed and clinical signs were recorded and the fracture type was determined by radiograph. Camels with fractured mandible showed significant increase (P < 0.0001) in WBCs, granulocytes%, AST, ALT and creatinine concentrations as well as highly significant decrease in haemoglobin (P < 0.0001), lymphocyte%, and albumin. Females of the same group showed a significant decrease (P < 0.05) in packed cell volume (PCV). It could be concluded that mandibular fractures in camels have a direct impact on the haematological and biochemical parameters of the blood.
Key words: Biochemical parameters, camel, haematological parameters, mandibular fracture