Background: Bovine fascioliasis is a systemic infection of cattle caused by, Fasciola spp. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of fasciolosis on hematological parameters in cattle.
Materials and Methods: In the present study, 40 local breeds (Watani) bulls and non-pregnant with ages ≥2 years heifers were randomly selected, of which 30 were infected with Fasciola spp and 10 were not infected (control).
Findings: These results indicated that the infected group had significantly lower total red blood cell (RBC) count and Haemoglobin (Hb) levels than in the control group. In contrast, the infected group had a higher total white blood cell (WBC) count (9.3 x103) compared to the not-infected group (7.7 x103).
Conclusion: The hematological findings of the present study suggest that Fasciola spp decreases the total RBC count and Hb levels, leading to anemia.
KeywordsFasciolosis, RBC, WBS, Hb, Cattle
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