CHANGES IN HAEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS FOLLOWING OESTRUS SYNCHRONIZATION USING FLUOROGESTONE ACETATE (FGA) INTRAVAGINAL SPONGE IN RED SOKOTO DOES

Authors

  • Samuel, F. U. National Animal Production Research Institute-Shika-Zaria
  • Chiezey, N. P.
  • Bello, T. K.
  • Maikaji, F. S.
  • Ibrahim, M.
  • Ereke, S. O.
  • Omontese, B. O.
  • Ahmed, H. A.
  • Salisu, M. D.
  • Alao, R.
  • Umar, M. S.

Keywords:

Fluorogestone acetate intravaginal sponge, haematological parameters, oestrus synchronization, Red Sokoto goats

Abstract

Changes in the haematological parameters in Red Sokoto does synchronized with fluorogestone acetate (FGA) was investigated. Ten apparently healthy Sokoto does were randomly selected. Two (2) ml of blood was collected from each of the selected does on day 0 after which intravaginal fluorogestone acetate (FGA) sponge was inserted and left in situ for 14days, Two (2) ml of blood was also collected on the day 8 of the sponge implant, after the removal of the sponge on day 15 during the oestruos period between day 16 and 19 and after oestrus period on day 21 by jugular venipuncture using disposable syringes and sterile needles 18 gauge x 1½inches. The blood was used for the determination of haematological parameters and serum total protein. There was a gradual but no significant increase in Packed Cell Volume except on day 17, with mean value of 29.7±1.3 compare to the initial mean value at day 0 of 27.6±1.6, Haemoglobin concentration and red cell counts increases gradually but not significantly from 9.4±0.53 to 12.2±1.24 and 9.1±0.36 to 12.54±0.64 respectively. No significant increase in the mean values of MCV, Mean corpuscular haemoglobin, Mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration, White blood cell, neutrophil, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, band cells and total protein were observed except in the values of mean corpuscular volume, white blood cell and Neutrophil on days 21, 18 and 17 respectively with significant increase (P<0.05). It was concluded that no significant increase in haemotological parameters and total serum protein were induce by using intravaginal fluorogestone acetate sponge before oestrus in red Sokoto does.

Published

2017-06-30