pISSN:1309 - 6958       eISSN:2146 - 1953
2015, Cilt 31, Sayı 4, Sayfa(lar) 204-208
Serum concentrations of some ions in clinically healthy camels (Camelus dromedarius)
Javad Tajik1, Alireza Sazmand2, Seyed Hossein Hekmati Moghaddam3, Aria Rasooli4, Yahya Aneh Mohammadzadeh5
1Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
2Institute of Parasitology, Department of Pathobiology, University of Veterinary Vienna, Vienna, Austria
3Department of Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Paramedicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
4Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
5Veterinary Practitioner, Gonbad, Iran
Keywords: Serum ions, age, sex, season, Camelus dromedarius
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Aim: Evaluation of the effects of season, sex and age on serum concentrations of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium in dromedarian camels.

Material and Method: Serum calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium values were obtained from 180 clinically healthy animals.

Results: Serum concentration of potassium showed a significant difference between the two sexes (P<0.049). Also, serum potassium and calcium levels had significant difference between the different age groups of camels (P<0.007 and P<0.001, respectively) and had significant correlation with the age of the animals (r=0.216, P<0.004 and r=-0.205, P<0.006, respectively). There were significant differences between summer and winter seasons in the serum concentrations of calcium (P<0.012), phosphorus (P<0.001), potassium (P<0.001) and magnesium (P<0.004).

Conclusion: It may be stated that season, sex and age effect the serum concentrations of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium in dromedarian camels.