Effects of age and sex on some hematological and biochemical parameters in Hair goats

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkiye‎

2 Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkiye‎

3 Department of Reproduction and Gynecology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkiye

4 Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkiye

5 ‎ Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkiye‎


This study was performed to determine the blood reference values of hematological and biochemical parameters in Hair goats at different ages. For this aim, clinically healthy Hair goats (n = 180, ages of six month and 1-3 years male and female) were used to collect blood samples. In whole blood, white blood cell (WBC), red blood cell (RBC), hemoglobin (HGB), hematocrit (HCT), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC)and red cell distribution width (RDW) were evaluated. The levels of, albumin, total protein, globulin, glucose, total bilirubin, urea, creatinine, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), creatine kinase (CK), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and iron levels were investigated in sera. Age and sex had no effect on the cell structures of blood. In the either sex (male or female), age had no effect. However, sex had a significant effect on the blood cell structures except for WBC, HGB, and HCT. Albumin, protein, calcium, AST, ALT, ALP and magnesium values were not different among groups. Both the age and sex of the goats had significant effects on blood levels of glucose, phosphorus, urea, cholesterol, creatinine, GGT, CK and total bilirubin. In conclusion, this was the first study reporting the hematologic and biochemical parameters in blood of the Hair goats. The results indicated that these parameters could show variations under physiological conditions due to age and gender.



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Volume 13, Issue 1
March 2022
Pages 15-19
  • Receive Date: 05 February 2020
  • Revise Date: 03 June 2020
  • Accept Date: 06 July 2020
  • First Publish Date: 15 December 2021