Haematological and Serum Biochemical Parameters of Mature Harco Cocks Treated with Human Menopausal Gonadotrophin (Diclair) For Spermatogenesis

Egu U. N.

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Abstract

Twenty sexually matured (24 weeks old) healthy Harco cocks were used to determine the effect of Gonadotrophin (Diclair®) on haematology and serum biochemistry. The cocks were divided into 4 treatment groups of 5 cocks per group identified as T1 (control) administered with 1ml physiological saline, T2, administered with 6.75i.u Diclair® and T4, administered with 20.25i.u Diclair®, with one cock per replicate in a completely Randomized Design (CRD). The injections were dividedinto three doses each and administered intramuscularly in the thigh for three consecutive days. One week after Diclair® treatments, five birds from each group were bled from the wing veins for haematology and serum biochemistry. Results of this study showed significant differences (P0.05) among the treatment groups. Basophils were not detected among the treatment groups. The results further showed significant differences (P0.05) among the treatment groups. However, the values were within the normal ranges, indicating that Diclair® had no deleterious effect on these parameters.

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International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology

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