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Online Journal of Veterinary Research

Volume 20(11):686-690, 2016.

Serum calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and

parathyroid hormone values in male and female camels.


Saeed Nazifia*, Mohammad Hasan Saboorifara, Hoda Erjaeeb, Arash Omidic, Mahsa Khosravia,

Maryam Haddadia, Homa Niknama


aDepartment of Clinical Studies, bBasic Sciences, cAnimal Health Management School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Iran.




Nazifi S, Saboorifar MH, Erjaee H, Omidi A, Khosravi M, Haddadi M, Niknam H., Serum calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and parathyroid hormone values in male and female camels, Onl J Vet Res., 20(11):686-690, 2016. Serum concentrations and correlations between calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), magnesium (Mg), 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH) D3) and PTH in 45 female and 45 male camels (one humped) are reported.  Serum Ca, P and Mg were measured by colorimetry, PTH by ELISA kit and serum 25(OH) D3 concentrations by HPLC.  Significant differences were found between males and females in Ca and PTH but not with P, Mg or 25(OH)D3. Values in males were Ca 6.37  1.15, P 6.49 1.82, Mg 2.23 0.36 mg/dl, 25(OH)D3 839.31 30.10 pg/ml, PTH 361.01 109.18 ng/ml and in females Ca 7.721.98, P 7.311.77, Mg 2.180.19 mg/dl, 25(OH)D3 834.8628.86 pg/ml and PTH 305.39107.92 ng/ml. No correlation was found between P and 25(OH)D3 in any group but Ca values correlated negatively with Mg (r= -0.35; P < 0.01) = 0.91).


Key words: Ca, P, Magnesium, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, Parathyroid hormone, One humped camels.