Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 6(8): 341-346
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Mayada S. Hassan1*, Ali J. Al-Nuaimi1, Ali M. Al-Yasari2, Yasser J. Jameel1

1College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Kerbala, Kerbala, Iraq; 2College of Veterinary Medicine, Al-Muthana University, Muthanna, Iraq.

Abstract | This study was designed to estimate the biochemical composition of ovary follicular fluid in relation to its size variations in local Iraqi She camels (Camelus dromedarius). Hundred ovary were collected from 50 adult she camel, 4 to 10 years old that slaughtered at Al Najaf abattoir during the breeding season of camelids. The ovaries were transferred immediately to the laboratory in a cold box. Later on, the follicular fluid was collected separately from small and large size follicles, (3-9 mm) and (10-19 mm) respectively. The fluid was kept at -4 0C for further analysis. The follicular fluid samples were analyzed to estimate the metabolic composition (cholesterol, glucose and total protein), and the ionic compositions (calcium, sodium and potassium). The results of this study revealed significant (P< 0.05) increase inthe glucose and cholesterol concentration, while there were significant decrease in the total protein in large size follicles. Meanwhile, significant increase was seen in the concentration of Na+ and Ca+2 in relation to the size of the follicles. However, significant decrease was occurred in the concentrations of K with increasing follicle size. In conclusion, the results of this study revealed a significant variations in the concentration of the follicular fluid metabolic and the ionic compositions with the variations of its size.

Keywords | Biochemical, Camelus dromedaries, Ionic composition, Follicular fluid, Follicular size.