Age-related Changes in some Blood Parameters of Ostrich (Short Communication)

Document Type : Short Communication


1 Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resource, Arak University, Arak 38156-8- 8349, Iran

2 Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran


The aim of this study was investigating some blood parameters of blue-neck male ostriches (Struthio camelus) with 4 months old after feeding a diet containing 3% sunflower oil for two months. In the morning, after about 12 h of fasting, some blood samples were collected from the wing vein of ostriches at the beginning and 60 days of study in department of animal sceince Arak university . The plasma was harvested and analyzed to measure cholesterol, triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein-Cholesrerol (HDL-C), low-density lipoprotein-Cholesterol (LDL-C), Very low density lipoproyein-Cholesterol (VLDL_C), total protein, albumin, total immunoglobulin, the activity of AST and ALT. From days 0 to 60, HDL-C concentration decreased (P