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The acute effect of methyl-2-benzimidazole carbamate on haematological parameters in the Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica)

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dc.contributor.author Kimaro, W. H.
dc.contributor.author Kipanyula, M. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-05T05:07:06Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-05T05:07:06Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 0856 - 1451
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/2596
dc.description Tanzania Veterinary Journal (The Tropical Veterinarian), 2015; 30 (1): 58-63 en_US
dc.description.abstract Methyl-2-benzimidazole (carbendazim) is widely used fungicide in the field and post-harvest crops for control of fungal diseases. It inhibits microtubule assembly by binding to the β-tubulin sub-unit of the microtubule. This study was carried out to assess the effect of carbendazim on haematological parameters in the Japanese quails. Carbendazim in sunflower oil was administered orally to mature Japanese quails at dosages of 0 mg/kg (control), 25mg/kg, 100mg/kg, 400mg/kg and 800mg/kg. Blood samples were analysed for total plasma protein, total red blood cell count (RCC), haemoglobin concentration (Hb), mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), haematocrit (PCV), total white cell count (WCC) and differential white cell count. Carbendazim generally decreased the mean values of total plasma protein, RCC, WCC, as well as differential white cell count. In addition, carbendazim significantly decreased mean values of PCV and MCV (P < 0.05). The results of the current study indicate that carbendazim has a potential effect on haematological parameters in exposed birds. The use of this chemical should be monitored to reduce environmental contamination which might be the source of exposure to wild animals en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Carbendazim en_US
dc.subject Haematological parameters en_US
dc.subject Total plasma protein en_US
dc.title The acute effect of methyl-2-benzimidazole carbamate on haematological parameters in the Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url https://www.ajol.info/index.php/tvj/article/view/136097 en_US


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