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Online Journal of Veterinary Research

(Including Medical and Laboratory Research)

Established 1994

ISSN 1328-925X


Volume 28(6): 310-314, 2024.

Reference hematology by gender and age for native camels.


Getnet AM 1, Abebe W2, Mekonnen H2


1* Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht, Netherlands 1National Animal Health research center, 2 Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.



Getnet AM, Abebe W, Mekonnen H., Reference hematology by gender and age for camels, Onl J Vet Res., 28(5): 310-314, 2024. We report hematological values for 68 male and 62 female healthy <1 to 20 year old native camels selected by rectal temperature, respiratory and pulse rates before sampling 7-9 am and undisturbed to not induce changes in blood values. Camels had no visible signs of disease, normal physiology, less than 700 egg/g feces, with no hemo-parasites. Age was determined by dentition. Mean red blood cell (RBC) count was 7.49 mil/l,, hemoglobin (Hb) 13.04g%, packed cell volume (PCV) 25%, corpuscular volume 35.26fl,, hemoglobin concentration 51.2%, RBC hemoglobin 18.1pg white blood cell 14.2 x 10 3/ l, neutrophils 7 x 103/ l, lymphocytes 6 x 10 3/ l, eosinophils 0.72 x 103/ l,, monocytes 0.54 x 10 3/ l and basophils 0.06 x 103 /l. Male camels had 4-7% higher (P< 0.05) PCV, Hb and RBC, whereas females had 14% higher (P<0.05) WBC count. Highest RBC and WBC were taken from 6-10 year old camels.

Key words: Erythrocyte, Leukocyte, Eastern Ethiopia, Issa Type Camels