Seasonal variation effects on the composition of blood in Nubian ibex (Capra nubiana) in Saudi Arabia
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of seasonal variation on the haematological and biochemical parameters in adult captive wild male Nubian ibex (Capra nubiana), a group of 20 Nubian ibex was selected for the study. Haemoglobin (Hb), glucose concentration (Glu), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), total proteins (TP), albumin (Alb), globulin (Glob), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and phosphorous (P) were studied. However, haemoglobin, glucose concentration, total plasma protein were higher during summer season, while BUN, albumin and globulin were higher in rainy season. On the other hand, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous did not show any significant alteration.
Key words: Ibex, blood, haemoglobin, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), total plasma protein, albumin, globulin, calcium, phosphorus.