Journal Month: June
Published On: 11-10-2018 07:00:00
M.E.S. Barri and S.I. Al-Sultan
Department of Public Health and Animal Husbandry, College of Veterinary Medicine and
Animal Resources, King Faisal University, P. O. Box 11647, Al-Ahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia
Fifty samples of blood collected at slaughter from young Megaheem dromedary camels (3-4 month old) were analysed for selenium, vitamin E, aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and creatine kinase (CK). 30% of the samples analysed in this study showed levels of selenium above 100 mg/ml, also 30% of the samples showed values higher than 50 mg/ml. While, 34% and 6% of the samples showed levels below 50 mg/ml and 10 mg/ml, respectively. As for vitamin E, 50% of the samples analysed were above 1 mg/ml, where 28 and 22% of the samples were below 1 mg/ml and 0.5 mg/ml, respectively. The mean values for AST and CK in the blood of the dromedary Megaheem camels were 21.6 ± 0.03 and 76.8 ± 0.3 IU/L, respectively.
Key words: AST, CK, Megaheem dromedary camels, selenium, vitamin E