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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : (395) Last page : (398)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.3038

Haematological Profile of Indigenous Pigs in Tamil Nadu

Sangli Vikram Kumar, K.1*, Balasubramanyam, D.2, Senthil, N. R.3, Manju, G.2,
Vairamuthu, S.3 and Gopi, H.2
1M.V.Sc Scholar, Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai – 600 007
2Post Graduate Research Institute in Animal Sciences, Kattupakkam – 603 203
3Centralized Clinical Laboratory, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai – 600 007
*Corresponding Author E-mail: svkagb@gmail.com
Received: 27.05.2017  |  Revised: 08.06.2017   |  Accepted: 09.06.2017  


Indigenous pigs reserve a unique place in our genetic resource. Whole blood samples were collected from apparently healthy indigenous pigs (60 nos) reared under scavenging and semi-intensive system from different parts of Tamil Nadu to study the haematological parameters. The mean PCV (%), HB (g/dl), RBC(106/μl), MCV(fl), MCHC(g/dl), MCH(pg), WBC (103/μl), Neutrophil (103/μl), Lymphocyte(103/μl), Eosinophil(103/μl), Monocyte(103/μl) were 42.08±0.85, 10.76±0.24, 7.02±0.14, 60.01±0.57, 25.56±0.21, 15.34±0.19, 22.67±0.71, 10.87±0.35, 10.56±0.32, 0.51±0.04 and 0.73±0.04 respectively. There is no significant difference among sexes in all the haematological parameters analyzed. This study was carried out to present a baseline values for indigenous pigs of Tamil Nadu. These data provide valuable information for investigators using indigenous pigs as models in biomedical studies and useful physiological data for veterinarians and livestock producers.

Key words: Haematology, Indigenous Pigs, Tamil Nadu.

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Cite this article: Sangli, V.K.K., Balasubramanyam, D., Senthil, N. R., Manju, G., Vairamuthu, S. and Gopi, H., Haematological Profile of Indigenous Pigs in Tamil Nadu, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(4): 395-398 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320 -7051.3038