Nishchal Dutta Shafiqur Rahman Shagufta Azmi Muneer Ahmad Dar


The present study was conducted for evaluation of haematological parameters in sheep (330) and goat (230) having various lung affections that were slaughtered routinely as a source of food in Jammu region (Gujjar Nagar, Dogra Hall, Bishnah and Nagrota). About 25.75% (85) and 21.30% (49)of lungs examined in sheep and goats respectively were found to have parasitic infestation of Hydatidosis, Myiasis and Mulleriuscapillaris. Furthermore about 31.81% (105) and 29.13% (67) of selected lungs had pathological conditions of pneumonia, abscess and haemorrhage in sheep and goats respectively. Diseased sheep and goats reflected significant decrease in haemoglobin (Hb), packed cell volume (PCV) and erythrocytes (RBC) in parasitic infestation of Myiasis as compared to control while non significant alteration in these parameters was observed in conditions of Hydatidosis, M. capillaris, pneumonia, abscess and haemorrhage. Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) decreased significantly in Myiasis of sheep and haemorrhagic lungs of goats while no significant change was observed in mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH) and mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) values. Significant increase in leucocytes (WBC), neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils were observed in both sheep and goats affected with various parasitic and pathological lung disesases with no significant change in basophilic count. Lymphocytic count decreased in all these adversed lung conditions as compared to healthy ones. Parasitic infection though not mixed one especially that of Myiasis comparatively has significant affected on blood parameters. The present study signifies the complementary importance of ante -mortem examination with that of post-mortem inspection in various parasitic and pathological affections of lungs.


Download data is not yet available.


Metrics Loading ...




Diseases, Goat, Haematology, Lung, Sheep

Al–Humairy, A. KH. (2010). Evaluation of the Activity Datura stramonium Seeds Extracts on Growth and
Development of Hydatid Cysts for Echinococcusgranulosus in White Mice Balb/c (Therapeutic , Histologic and Immunologic Study ).Ph. D. Thesis . College of Science , Kufa University (Iraq)
Al-Nasiri , F.S. (2006). Biological and immunological study of hydatid cyst formation in albino mice . Ph.D. Thesis , College of Education , University of Baghdad (Iraq).
Brian R. Walker, Nicki R. Colledge, Stuart H. Ralston, Ian D. Penman (2014). Davidson's principles and practice of medicine (22nd ed.). ISBN 978-0-7020-5035-0
Drake, R.L., Vogl, W., Mitchell, A.W.M. (2014). Gray's anatomy for students (3rd ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. pp. 167–174. ISBN 978-0-7020-5131-9.
Gracey, J. F. 2009. Meat hygiene. 10th edition pp 153-154. Bailliere Tindall London, UK.
Ipek D.N., Saki C.E. and Cay, M. (2012). The investigation of lipid peroxidation, anti-oxidant levels and some hematological parameters in sheep naturally infested with Wohlfahrtia magnifica larvae. Vet Parasitol., 187(1-2):112-118.
Khalaf, A.K. (2013). Effect of hydatid cyst infection on some biochemical and haematological parameters in experimental mice Balb\c strain. J. college Edu. pure sci., 3 (2) 2013.
Khan, A. and Khan, M.Z. (1996). Neonates calf mortality in Pakistan.III. Immunoglobulin in relation to mortality in buffalo and cow neonates. Buffalo J.,12(2): 243-252.
Lipecka, C., Olech, M., Gruszeek, T.M., Junkuszew, A. and Kuzmak, J. (2010). Haematological and biochemical parameters in blood of lambs born to maedi-visnavirus-infected and uninfected ewes. Bulletin of the Veterinary Institute in Pulawy.,54: 135-139.
Lockie, A. (1998). The Family Guide to Homeopathy. pp 123-124.Penguin, UK. ISBN 0141941235.
Maclaren, D. J. and Lcani, R. N. (1982). Schistosoma
mansoni – Acquired resistence of developing
Schistosoma to immune attack Invitro. Vet Parositol., 53: 285- 298.
Moraitaki, P., Roussi, P.,Emmanouil, Y., Pechlivanidou, R.., Bitsakou, C., Konstantinou, M. and Marosis, K. (2010). Pulmonary echinococcosis presenting as a pulmonary mass with fever and haemoptysis; a case report.
Pneumon. J., 23 (2): 180– 183.
Nguyen, D.T. and Diamond,L.W. (2000) . Diagnostic hematology. 1st ed. Butter Worth Heinemann, Oxford. P.96 – 98.
Pawlina, W.(2015). Histology a Text & Atlas (7th ed.). pp. 670–678.ISBN 978-1451187427.
Roitt, I., Brostoff, J. and Male, D. (2002). Essential Immunology. Scientific Conference of Animal Wealth Research in the Middle East and North Africa.
Schalm, O.W., Jain, N.C. and Carol, E.J. (1975).Veterinary Haematology, 3rdEdn., Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, pp.197-199.
Snedecor, George W. and Cochran, William G. (1994), Statistical Methods, Eighth Edition, Iowa State University Press.
Bhandare, S.; Paturkar, A.M.; Waskar, V.S. and Zende, R.J. (2010). Prevelance of micro-organisms of hygienic interest in an organized abattoir in Mumbai, India. J Infect Dev Ctries., 4 (7):454-458
Vegad, J. L. and Swamy, M. 2010. ATextbook of Veterinary Systemic Pathology. pp 28-50. IBDC Publishers, Lucknow.
Yacob, H.T., Jacquiet, Ph., Prevot, F., Bergeaud, J.P., Bleuart, C., Dorchies, Ph. and Hoste, H. (2004). Examination of the migration of first instar larvae of the parasite Oestrusovis (Linne 1761) in the upper respiratory tract of artificially infected lambs and daily measurements of the kinetics of blood eosinophilia and mucosal inflammatory response associated with repeated infection. Vet. Parasitol., 126,:339–347
Young B., Lowe, J.S, Stevens, A. and Heath J.W. (2006). Wheater's functional histology : a text and colour atlas. Deakin PJ (illust) (5th ed.). [Edinburgh?]: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. pp. 234–250. ISBN 9780443068508.
Citation Format
How to Cite
Dutta, N., Rahman, S., Azmi, S., & Dar, M. A. (2017). Haematological alterations due to lung diseases in sheep and goats of Jammu region. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 9(3), 1691-1695. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v9i3.1423
More Citation Formats:
Research Articles

Most read articles by the same author(s)