Effect of tick infestation on haematological parameters of calves
Dilpreet Kaur, Kamal Jaiswal and Suman Mishra
In the present study, haematological estimation of blood parameters of naturally infested cattle from North and South zones of the study area was carried out to gather information on the effect of tick burden on cattle haematology. The results of the haematological studies of tick infested/ non-infested cattle indicate that there is significant reduction in most of the haematological parameters of cattle i.e Hb (P<0.001), PCV (P<0.05), TEC (P<0.05), TLC (P<0.01), DLC (P<0.05), and Platelets (P<0.01). However, difference in MCV, MCHC, MCH and monocytes of infected and non-infected calves was non-significant (P>0.05).