Detection some chemical and biochemical constituents of Cysticercus tenuicollis cyst fluid of Iraqi goat
Athmar K Abbas AL azawi
The study was performed to detect some chemical and biochemical constituents in the fluid of Cysticercus tenuicollis cysts the larval stage of tapeworm Taeniahydatigena.Twentytwocysts were obtained from infected carcasses of Iraqi goat during a period of six months from April to September 2016.Cysts were found attached to the liver, lungs and fat of great omentum. The cysts fluid was collected and subjected to different conventional laboratory methods using commercial kit reagents to analyze and measure the concentration of some chemical and biochemical constituents. The results show that the concentrations of calcium ranged between (2.31-5.70 mg//dl), sodium (81.00-138.00 mmol/l), potassium (6.70-11.40 mmol/l) and phosphorus (0.330-1.460 mg /100ml). Glucose ranged between (16.00-103.00 mg /dl), urea nitrogen (18.00-63.20 mg /dl), uric acid (0.20-28.00 mg /dl) and creatinine (0.180-0.67 mg/dl).Total protein concentration was between (0.60-108.00g/l). Furthermore, cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations were (0.00-17.008 and 20-67.00 mg/dL), respectively. The activity of aspartate aminotransferase was (1.10-3.20U/L),alanine aminotransferase was (1.70-16.00 U/L) and lactate dehydrogenase was (3.00-249.00 U/L).In conclusion the decrease or increase in the chemical and biochemical SE values provide the preventive role of the parasite cyst membrane to exchange these substances. The high rate of SE values of some parameters studied may suggest a various degree of parasitic growth rate or may reflect activity of the cyst’s metabolism which needs to be studied in future.