1995, Cilt 11, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 089-094
A Study on Processes of Some Hacmatologieal Parameters in Growing Male and Female Japanese Quails (Coturnix Coturnix Japonica)
Ercan Keskin, Zafer Durgun, Mehmet Kocabatmaz
S.Ü. Veteriner Fakültesi, Fizyoloji Anabilim Dalı, KONYA
Keywords: Japanese quail, blood parameters, sex, age
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The aim of this work was to evaluate some haomatological parameters in growing male and female quails. Thirty five male and 35 female, 1 to 8 week-aged Japanese quails were used in this study, Haematological examination were carried out in 5 male and 5 female quails at 1 st, 2 nd, 3 rd 4 th, 5 th, 6 th and 8 th week of ages The red blood cell (RBC) counts, haemoglobine amounts (Hb) and hematocrit values (PCV)) in both groups increased significantly with increased age (P< 0.05). The RBC, Hb and PCV were found higher in male than female in all the age periods. The RBC was significantly higher in males (3.65X 106) than females (3,28x 106) at 8 week of age (P<0.05). The white blood cell (WBC) and thrombocyte counts did not show evidently changes, whereas WBC In females (24-28x 103) were found slightly higher than males (21 -26 x 103) at all weeks, In the percentage of leucocyte types were not determined any differences between sexes during eight weeks and the lymphocyte percentages (57-70%) were drastically higher than heterophils (24-36%) in both groups. There was no differences between sexes in respect to the blood cell sizes where as RBC sizes were bigger in females than males at either 1 st and 8 th weeks. On the other hand, in sizes of thrombocyte and leucocyte types in both groups were not determined diflerences between 1 st and 8 th weeks, but RBC sizes at 8 th week in both groups decreased significantly as compared with 1st week (P<0.05). Plasma glucose, cholesterol and total protein levels in both sexes increased gradually until 8 th week and plasma glucose level in males and plasma total protein level in female were higher, without differences between sexes in all ages.