Scientific Journal Of King Faisal University
Basic and Applied Sciences


Scientific Journal of King Faisal University / Basic and Applied Sciences

Haematological and Biochemical Changes in Sheep Associated with Low Dose Feeding of Anagallis Arvensis

(Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Evacuee)


In this study the hematological and biochemical blood constituents of sheep fed low doses of Anagallis arvensis were investigated. The levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT), glucose, and creatinin when compared with preinduction levels showed significant increase levels. On the other hand red blood cell (RBC), white blood cell (WBC), Hemoglobin (Hb) and packed cell volume (PCV) were significantly lower than preinduction values. However calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), magnesium (Mg), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and urea values were within the normal levels. The present findings indicated that Anagallis arvensis was toxic to sheep in the daily low dose of 5 gm/kgbwt