Weeks (Post-infection)

              Total serum proteins (Mean ± S.D.)*

 

Kashmir Marino

Bakerwal

Corriedale

2

6.0±0.64a

6.3±0.55a

5.9±0.66a

4

5.7±0.51a

6.1±0.60a

5.8±0.61a

6

5.2±0.61a

5.6±0.63b

5.3±0.42ab

8

5.0±0.48a

5.5±0.58b

5.1±0.62ac

9

4.7±0.52a

5.2±0.49b

5.0±0.53ab

Serum albumin: Values of SA remained similar in three sheep breeds from 2nd to 9th week post-infection with an exception of 6th week (Table 4). Maximum reduction in SA was recorded in KM (0.8 g/dl) followed by CD (0.6 g/dl) and BW (0.4 g/dl) sheep. BW and CD sheep, therefore tolerated better the effects of H. contortus infection on SA values
Table 3: Total serum proteins concentration (g/dl) experimental sheep breeds naturally infected with Haemonchus contortus.