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Journal of Infection and Molecular Biology

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J. Inf. Mol. Biol. 3 (3): 62 - 65
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Jotan Kar1, Abdul Ahad1, Sabuj Kanti Nath2, Md. Zohorul Islam1, Md. Samun Sarker1*

1Department of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health; 2Department of Animal Science and Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

*Correspondence | Md. Samun Sarker, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh; Email:

During an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) blood samples were collected from clinically diseased (n=10) and healthy (n=10) cattle and analysed for various hemato-biochemical parameters. Results indicated a significant increase in packed cell volume (PCV) (28.6 ± 0.98%, P=0.036), lymphocytes (70.2 ± 6.20%, P=0.0132), monocytes (8.2 ± 1.08%, P=0.0132) and serum glucose (104.2 ± 15.59 mg/dL, P=0.0053) whereas a significant decrease in the concentration of hemoglobin (7.17 ± 0.07 gm/dL, P=0.0004), basophils (0.3 ± 0.16%, P=0.0241), eosinophils (16.5 ± 1.83%, P=0.0097), calcium (8 ± 0.41 mg/dL, P=0.0125) and total protein (6.2 ± 0.19 mg/dL, P=0.0058) was recorded in FMD infected cattle. Non-significant (P >0.05) difference was noted between healthy and FMD infected animals with respect to total erythrocyte count (TEC) (P=0.6066), total leukocyte count (TLC) (P=0.3169), neutrophils (P=0.2358) and serum inorganic phosphorous (P=0.2507). It was concluded that FMD had major impact on hemato-biochemical profile of affected animals.

Keywords | FMD, Haemato-biochemical, PCV, TEC, TLC

Editor | Tahir Yaqub, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.

Received | May 21, 2015; Revised | June 29, 2015; Accepted | July 03, 2015; Published | August 16, 2015

Citation | Kar J, Ahad A, Nath SK, Islam Z, Sarker MS (2015). Haemato-biochemical aspects of Foot and Mouth disease in cattle in Chittagong, Bangladesh. J. Inf. Mol. Biol. 3(3): 62-65.

ISSN (Online) | 2307-5465; ISSN (Print) | 2307-5716

Copyright © 2015 Kar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.