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Serum Vitamin A and E, Copper, Zinc and Selenium Concentrations and Their Relationship with Health Outcomes in Dromedary Hospitalized Camels (Camelus dromedarius)

Hany Hassan, Ahmed Zaghawa, Ahmed Kamr, Mahmoud Aly, Mohammed Nayel, Ahmed Elsify, Akram Salama, Ali Abdelazeim.


Abstract

The goals of this study were to measure serum vitamin A (retinol) and E (α-tocopherol) and trace elements concentrations (copper, zinc and selenium) during diseases condition and to determine their association with hematological parameters and immune status of hospitalized camels. A total of 95 dromedary camels [healthy (n=65); hospitalized camels (n=30)] were included in this study. Vitamin A and E concentrations were significantly lower in hospitalized camels than apparently healthy ones (P

Key words: Vitamin A and E; copper; selenium; zinc; phagocytic activity; hospitalized camels






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