Detection of Toxoplasma gondii infection in domestic rabbits by using multiple techniques

E. G. Suliman; A. F. Al-Taee; S. S. Aghwan

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 65-69

Abstract
  Fifty local breed rabbits were purchased from commercial markets in Mosul city for Toxoplasma gondii detection during the period from April 2007 to October 2007, using five techniques. Of these, impression smear made from different body organs were positive in 82% of the tested samples. Trypsin digestion ...  Read More

Distribution of alkaline and acid phosphatases in the duodenal wall of native sheep by using different fixatives

N. S. Ahmed

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 65-72

Abstract
  Ten duodeni of adult ram were fixed in chilled acetone, 80% ethyl alcohol, formol- alcohol solution, alcoholic bouins solution and neutral buffered formalin solution. The distribution of alkaline and acid phosphatases were similar in their location but different in their intensity and distribution according ...  Read More

Effect of hemi-castration on testicular growth and seminal characteristics of Iraqi male goats

M. B. Taha; U. T. Naoman

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 71-74

Abstract
  The present study was conducted to investigate the effect of hemi-castration on testicular size and semen characteristics of Iraqi local bucks. Eighteen adult bucks aged 1.5-2.5 years, weighing 36.9-43.7 kg were used. Animals were randomly divided into three groups (6 in each); groups 1 control group. ...  Read More

Effect of season and mating system in Awassi ewes superovulated with FSH on fertilization rate and embryo recovery

M. K. M. A. Al-Mola; O. I. Azawi

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 75-79

Abstract
  The aim of the present study was to evaluate the contribution of laparoscopic intrauterine insemination to the improvement of fertilization and embryo recovery in Awassi ewes superovulated with FSH in breeding and non-breeding season. Twelve nonpregnant and cycling Awassi ewes of 3-4 years of age were ...  Read More

Isolation of Staphylococcus aureus from ruminant’s milk and their resistance to antibiotics in Ninevah governorate

O. H. Sheet

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 109-114

Abstract
  A bacteriological study was conducted on the isolation of Staphylococcus aureus from ruminant milk (Buffaloes, Cow, Sheep, Goat). Four hundred milk samples were collected from these animals (100 samples from each) from different locations in the Ninevah governorate during the period from October 2008 ...  Read More

Effect of vitamins C and E on reproductive system of male rats treated with sodium fluoride

H. W. K. Aqwaan; N. A. H. ALKasim

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 123-127

Abstract
  The objective of the study was to investigate the effect of vitamin C administration (200 mg/ kg, orally) concomitantly with sodium fluoride (100 ppm in drinking water) for 60 days, the effect of vitamin E administration (500 mg / Kg diet) with sodium fluoride (100 ppm in drinking water) for 60 days ...  Read More

Developmental toxic effects in suckling pups of rats from dams treated with diclofenac

L. E. Shemiss; M. K. Shindala

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 155-161

Abstract
  The aim of the present study was to assess developmental toxic effects in suckling pups of rats from dams treated with diclofenac (0.5, 2.5, 5, 15, 30, 60 mg/kg, i.m.) given once daily for 10 consecutive days (first nursing period). Exposure of suckling offspring to diclofinac through the milk caused ...  Read More

Clinical and hematological study of the internal parasites in native donkeys

S. A. Esmaeel

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 129-135

Abstract
  The study was included 70 native donkeys at age 3-4 years, 60 animals naturally infected with gastrointestinal parasite and 10 clinically normal served as control group. Coprological examinations revealed that the donkeys were infected with Nematodes such as Large strongyles Strongylus spp. 70%, Triodontophorusspp. ...  Read More

Serological and histopathological evidences of chickens infected with avian pneumovirus

T. S. Qubih

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 97-101

Abstract
  The aim of this study was to know the etiological agent of mortality which occurred in broilers and parent stocks farms in Ninava province. The main noticed symptoms was swollen head. The suspected samples were inoculated in to embryonated egg to isolate the suspected virus. Neutralization test was performed ...  Read More

Distribution of alkaline and acid phosphatases in the duodenal wall of native black goats by using different fixatives

N. S. Ahmed

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 169-176

Abstract
  Ten duodeni of adult goat were fixed in chilled acetone, 80% ethyl alcohol, alcohol-formalin solution, alcohol bouins solution and buffered neutral formalin solution. The distribution of alkaline and acid phosphatases noticed in absorptive and goblet cells that lining the duodenal mucosa of black goat, ...  Read More

Study of pathological and anti-hyperlipidemic offects of ginger Zingiber officinalae in rats exposed to oxidative stress

A. M. A. Al-Saidya

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 103-108

Abstract
  This study was conducted to investigate the role of Ginger as antihyperlipidemic agent and its histopathological effects in rats exposed to oxidative stress. Results of rats treated with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) 1% in drinking water, showed highly significant increase in the level of low density lipoprotein ...  Read More

The relationship between blood lipid profile and performance of broilers fed two types of finisher diets

S. H. Tohala

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 87-91

Abstract
  A study was conducted to evaluate the effect of two types of finisher diets differed in metabolizable energy (ME) level, but formulated to be iso-nitrogenous, on certain blood lipid profile and some productive traits of broiler chickens from 3 to 7 wks of age. The relationship, as correlation coefficients, ...  Read More

A comparative study between Rose Bengal and indirect ELISA tests for detection of the antibrucella antibodies in serum of goats in Mosul city

M. A. Al-Taliby; Q. T. Al-Obaidi; S. H. Arslan; S. D. Hassan

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 93-96

Abstract
  This study was conducted to determine seroprevalence of brucellosis in non vaccinated goats in different areas in Mosul city and to compare Rose Bengal and indirect ELISA tests for the detection of the antibodies. A total of 102 blood serum samples were examined, representing 396 goats distributed in ...  Read More

A Study on intestinal protozoa in calves in Ninevah governorate

A. F. Al-Taee; E. T. Butty; M. H. Hasan

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 163-167

Abstract
  One hundred and sixty five fecal samples, collected from calves (1-12 months), with (75) and without (90) diarrhea, were examined for intestinal protozoal infection, using four diagnostic methods, direct smear, iodine staining, flotation method and modified Zeil Nelson stain. Results showed that the ...  Read More

Study of pathological changes in digestive system of domestic pigeons (Columba livia) in Mosul city

A. A. Al-Nimma; M. G. Saeed

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 115-121

Abstract
  One hundred diseased cases of pigeons (Columba livia) in Mosul city were examined, 67 birds (67%) showed pathological lesions in digestive system. Most of the gross and histopathological lesions occurred in intestine (29.3%) followed by oropharynx, liver, esophagus, crop, proventriculus, and pancreas ...  Read More

Effect of pollutants in Tigris river in Mosul on lipid peroxidation and antioxidant parameters in tissues of the common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.)

A. H. Al-Hamadani; M. S. Kalo; Saevan Saad Al-Mahmood

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 81-88

Abstract
  This research was conducted for evaluation of the effect of pollutants of Tigris on some parameters of oxidative stress in common carp. In addition to detection of Glutathione, Malondialdehyde, vitamins E and C and the results were compared with control group. The results revealed that the presence of ...  Read More

Coccidiosis in domesticated ducks in Ninevah governorate

D. A. Abdulla

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 149-153

Abstract
  This study was conducted to detect the intestinal coccidial types in 80 fecal samples of domesticated ducks in different parts of Ninevah governorate. During the period from October 2007 to June 2008. Flotation method was employed for detection. The results revealed that the total incidence of the genus ...  Read More

Toxic effect of ciprofloxacin on some biochemical variables in chicks

Y. Z. Salih

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 137-141

Abstract
  The aim of the present study was to examine the acute and sub acute toxicity of ciprofloxacin on lipids metabolism of chicks which included determination of cholesterol, triglyceride, high density lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein, and albumin levels in serum of chicks. The biochemical changes induced ...  Read More

Effect of vaccination on some biochemical parameters in broiler chickens

N. A. J. Al-Hussary; I. M. Kudair

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 59-64

Abstract
  The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of vaccination against Newcastle disease, infectious bronchitis and infectious bursal disease on some biochemical parameters in serum of broiler chickens. Two hundred and fifty Ross 1-day old unsexed broiler chicks were divided into two groups (unvaccinated ...  Read More

Some biochemical effects of Aloe vera leaves on tissues in normal mice

S. H. Rashed; S. A. Al-Ameen; M. G. Matti

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 93-97

Abstract
  This research was carried out mainly to investigate the effects of the aqueous extract and proteinous fractions of Aloe vera leaves on cholesterol, acetycholinesterase in brain, glycogen, glutathione in liver and malonaldehyde levels in heart in normal male albino mice. The antioxidant properties and ...  Read More

Effect of rosella extract on development of fatty streaks lesions in female rats

A. I. Al-Khafaf; E. R. Al-Kennany

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 81-85

Abstract
  This research was conducted to explore the effect of rosella (Hibiscus sabdariffa) on female rats on oxidative stress which induced by 0.5% H2O2. Oxidative stress has been investigated via tissue (aorta and heart) malonadyaldehyde (MDA) as indirect lipid peroxidation index. For atherosclerotic lesions ...  Read More

Isolation and identification of pathogenic bacteria from genital tract of the Arabian mares affected with genital tract infection and antimicrobial sensitivity

H. F. AL-Abidy

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 143-148

Abstract
  This study was conducted for isolation and identification of the pathogenic bacteria presented in the genital tract infection of the Arabian mares, and shows the anti microbial sensitivity. The study included 75 samples taken from infected mares suffering from genital tract infection diagnosed on the ...  Read More

Comparison between Rose Bengal and indirect ELISA tests for detection of the antibrucella antibodies in serum of sheep in Mosul city

S. A. Asmaeel; Kh. J. Hussain; S. H. Arslan; S. D. Hassan

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 89-92

Abstract
  The aim of the present study was to determine seroprevalence of brucellosis in non vaccinated sheep in different areas in Mosul city, and make a comparison between Rose Bengal and indirect ELISA tests for the diagnosis of the Brucellosis in sheep. The study included examination of 228 serum samples representing ...  Read More

Effect of toxoplasmosis and brucellosis on some biochemical parameters in ewes

A. S. M. Al- Zuhairy; N. A. J. Al- Hussary

Volume 24, Issue 2 , December 2010, Pages 73-80

Abstract
  The present study was conducted to evaluate the effects of infection of ewes with toxoplasmosis and/or brucellosis on some serum biochemical parameters. Ninety six samples of blood were collected from aborted ewes at different stages of gestation, suspected to be infected with toxoplasmosis and /or brucellosis ...  Read More