Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 3

Haematological Profile of Dogs, Treated with Diminazene Aceturate Alone and Diminazene Plus Oxytetracycline, Long Acting

Onyeachonam FO1*, Onyeyili PA2 and Saganuwan AS2

1Department of Veterinary Biochemistry and Animal Production, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria
2Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Veterinary Medicine Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Onyeachonam FO, Department of Veterinary Biochemistry and Animal Production, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria.

Received: June 08, 2021; Published: July 14, 2021


   For haematological profile of dogs treated with Diminazene aceturate (DA) alone and those treated with DA plus Oxytetracycline long acting (Oxytet LA), fourteen apparently healthy Nigerian indigenous dogs were assigned into two groups of seven dogs each. Blood samples were collected at different time intervals post treatment: 0, 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 24, 36 and 48 hours. Means of PCV (26.63 ± 0.81a/23.44 ± 0.69 b), Hb (9.15 ± 0.31 a/8.09 ± 0.20 b), TRBC (4.10 ± 0.16 a/3.70 ± 0.15 b), Neutrophils (78.37 ± 1.05 a/75.00 ± 0.66 b) and Eosinophils (3.19 ± 0.28 a/1.89 ± 0.16 b) were significantly (P ≤ 0.05) higher in the group treated with DA alone than in the group treated with DA and Oxytet LA but means of the immune cells, Lymphocytes (21.11 ± 0.66 a/16.96 ± 1.19b) and Monocytes (2.00 ± 0.18a/1.04 ± 0.16 b) were significantly higher (P ≤ 0.05) in the group treated with DA and Oxytet LA than in the DA-alone group.

Keywords: Haematological Profile; Diminazene Aceturate; Oxytetracycline Long Acting; Dogs


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Citation: Onyeachonam FO., et al. “Haematological Profile of Dogs, Treated with Diminazene Aceturate Alone and Diminazene Plus Oxytetracycline, Long Acting".Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.3 (2022): 11-14.


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