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Original Article
Some Biochemical Parameters in Sheep Infected with Endoparasites (Fasciola spp., Dicrocoelium dendriticum, hydatid cysts, Trichostrongylidae and Protostrongylidae)
1 Uludağ Üniversitesi, Yenişehir İbrahim Orhan Meslek Yüksek Okulu, Bursa  
2 Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Biyokimya Anabilim Dalı  
3 Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Van, Türkiye  
4 Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Van  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2007; 31: 57-61

Key Words: Sheep, endoparasites, biochemical parameters

This study was performed in order to investigate the variations of some blood biochemical parameters as well as the levels of Vitamin. B12 and some macro elements in sheep infected with endoparasites. The blood samples were taken from the sheep that were to be slaughtered in the Van Municipality Slaughterhouse while the stool samples were taken after the slaughtering of the same animals. The postmortem examinations were made to investigate for the presence of Fasciola spp., D. dendriticum and cyst hydatid infections. The stool samples were examined helminthologically using native, sedimentation, flotation and Baermann-Wetzel methods. The control group was composed of animals not showing any internal organ parasites or parasites in the stool examination. Following the macroscopic and the stool examination, the animals found to have the same type of parasites were considered to be the study group. According to the analyses performed on the animals, the levels of total protein (in Trichostrongylidae, hydatid cysts), globulin, amylase, chlorine, and Vit.B12 were found to be increased significantly, while the levels of albumin, magnesium, and phosphorus were found to be decreased significantly. The other parameters analyzed were not significant statistically between the groups 

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