Effect of age on the haematological and biochemical profile of Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica)
Keywords:Quail, Hb, PCV, Serum biochemistry, age-related difference
The haemato-biochemical profile of the Japanese quail was estimated at different stages of growth. The parameters which were evaluated include serum glucose, cholesterol, total protein, albumin, globulin, uric acid, calcium, magnesium, chloride, potassium, Hb, TEC, PCV, MCV, MCH and MCHC. The biochemical profile showed changes in the level with age of the bird but does not seem to affect the haematological parameters. The glucose content of the birds decreased with age while the other parameters like cholesterol, total protein, albumin, globulin, uric acid calcium etc. increased with age.