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17. Influence of season and sex on hemato-biochemical traits in adult turkeys under arid tropical environment - Anil Gattani, Arti Pathak, Ajeet Kumar, Vaibhav Mishra and Jitendra Singh Bhatia

Veterinary World, 9(5): 530-534



   doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2016.530-534



Anil Gattani: Department of Veterinary Biochemistry, Bihar Veterinary College, Patna, Bihar, India;

Arti Pathak: Department of Veterinary Physiology & Biochemistry, Apollo College of Veterinary Medicine, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India;

Ajeet Kumar: Department of Veterinary Biochemistry, Bihar Veterinary College, Patna, Bihar, India;

Vaibhav Mishra: Department of Veterinary Physiology & Biochemistry, Apollo College of Veterinary Medicine, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India;

Jitendra Singh Bhatia: Department of Veterinary Physiology & Biochemistry, Apollo College of Veterinary Medicine, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India;


Received: 02-01-2016, Accepted: 21-04-2016, Published online: 28-05-2016


Corresponding author: Anil Gattani, e-mail:

Citation: Gattani A, Pathak A, Kumar A, Mishra V, Bhatia JS (2016) Influence of season and sex on hemato-biochemical traits in adult turkeys under arid tropical environment, Veterinary World, 9(5): 530-534.

Aim: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of season and sex on hemato-biochemical parameters of turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) in the arid tropical environment.

Materials and Methods: The experiment was conducted on 20-week old turkeys consisting of 20 males and 20 females. Blood was collected from all turkeys during January and May. Hemoglobin (Hb), red blood cell (RBC), packed cell volume (PCV), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) were estimated in whole blood and glucose, protein, albumin, globulin, A/G ratio, calcium, phosphorus, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) in serum.

Result: Season has significant (p<0.05) effect on Hb concentration, RBC, and PCV in both male and female. Male has significantly higher (p<0.05) Hb concentration, RBC, and PCV. There is no significant effect of sex, and season was observed on MCV, MCH, and MCHC. Glucose, protein, albumin, globulin, and A/G ratio were significantly (p<0.05) affected by season and sex. AST and ALT were significantly (p<0.05) affected by season in both sexes. There is no significant difference was recorded on calcium, phosphorus due to season and sex.

Conclusion: Under arid tropical environment, turkey hemato-biochemical parameters are influenced by both sex and season.

Keywords: alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, season, sex, turkey.

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