Effect of Mycofix on immune response of Newcastle vaccine in broiler chickens

R.A. Al-Jubori; M.Y. Al-Attar

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 1-7

Abstract
  This study aimed to evaluate the effect of Mycofix in elevating the immune level also to know the mycofix effect on maternal immunity and to know the effect of giving booster dose of Newcastle disease vaccine in 14 days old on Newcastle disease vaccine, also to know the mycofix effect on body weight, ...  Read More

Use of a LaserCyte® for the complete blood count in dogs with oncohematological disorders

A. Gavazza; G. Lubas; D. Maccari; M. Bizzeti; B. Gugliucci; M. Giorgi

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 1-7

Abstract
  The reliability of complete blood counts (CBC) obtained by LaserCyte® were evaluated in 41 dogs affected by malignant lymphoma (29 cases), leukemia (8 cases) and miscellaneous blood disorders (4 cases). A total of 89 CBCs were performed. Different degrees of anemia, leukocytosis, leucopenia and thrombocytopenia ...  Read More

Protein bands of the cuticle of Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum and Boophilus microplus using electrophoresis technique

L.Y. Khalil

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 9-11

Abstract
  In this study by using SDS-PAGE electrophoresis different bands of cuticular proteins of engorged female ticks, Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum and Boophilus microplus, was clarified six different bands of proteins with molecular weights (182, 68, 67, 66, 57, 56 KDa) of H.anatolicum anatolicum while any ...  Read More

Prevalence of some mastitis causes in dromedary camels in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A.A. Al-Juboori; N.K. Kamat; J.I. Sindhu

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 9-14

Abstract
  The present study was designed to determine the prevalence of different types of mastitis in camels in U.A.E. and to identify the causative microorganisms and their sensitivity to different antimicrobial agents. From 162 lactating she-camels, 630 milk samples were collected from different cities in Abu ...  Read More

Using fenugreek seeds powder as a feed additive in rations of Sharabi local cows and its effect on some hematological and biochemical parameters

A.K. Nasser; Q.Z. Shams Al-dain; N.Y. Abou; A.B. Mahmood

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 13-19

Abstract
  This study was conducted on cows farm/Al-Rashedia station, Section of animal resources, department of agricultural researches, Nineveh.Nine Sharabi dairy cows at same weights, production season and calving data were divided into three groups. The fenugreek seed powder was used as feed additives and added ...  Read More

Effect of formaldehyde vapor on the blood constituents of male rabbits

A. Al-Sarraj; A. Al-Habity

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 15-19

Abstract
  The present experimental study was designed to investigate the effect of formaldehyde on blood constituents of rabbit males, Twenty four adult males were randomly subdivided into 3 groups (I, II, III) and exposed to vapour of 10% FD (12 ppm) in cages for the following periods: 2, 4 and 6 months; beside, ...  Read More

Using fenugreek seeds powder as a feed additive in rations of Sharabi local cows and its effect on milk production and chemical composition

A.K. Nasser; Q.Z. Shams Al-dain; N.Y. Abou

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 21-26

Abstract
  This study was conducted on nine Sharabi dairy cows at same weights (390±35 kg) and production season (second and third) and cows during first month of calving which were chosen from Sharabi cows farm, Al- Rashedia Station, Department of Agricultural Researches, Nineveh. They were divided into three ...  Read More

Serodiagnosis of toxoplasmosis in sheep and goats in Erbil city, Iraq

J.M. Kader; Z.A.Y. Al-Khayat

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 21-23

Abstract
  Sera from (259) sheep and (88) goats from Erbil city were examined for antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii by using latex, MAT, and ELISA. By using latex test, 75 (25.4%) sheep and 25 (28.4%) goats were seropositive. By testing the latex seropositive sheep serum by both MAT and ELISA the distribution of ...  Read More

Renal and vascular studies of aqueous extract of Urtica dioica in rats and rabbits

K.F. Dizaye; B.O. Alberzingi; S.R. Sulaiman

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 25-31

Abstract
  Urtica dioica has a variety of uses in traditional medicine for genitourinary ailments kidney disorders, allergies, diabetes, anemia, gastrointestinal tract ailments, musculoskeletal aches and alopecia. However, only a few of these uses have scientific bases that support their clinical uses. This study ...  Read More

Pathological effects of the anabolic steroid sustanon on the rat testes

E.R. Al-Kennany; E.K. Al-hamdany

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 27-33

Abstract
  This study is designed to investigate the pathological effects of sustanon which is a type of anabolic androgens in different doses on testes of rats. The experiment included 100 rats randomly divided into five groups 20 rats to each group. The first group is considered as a negative control given diet ...  Read More

Adaptation of infectious bronchitis virus in primary cells of the chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane

M.H. Mohammed; M. Hair-Bejo; A. Zahid; A. Alazawy; E.A. Abdul Ahad; M.F. Hasoon

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 33-37

Abstract
  The susceptibility of the primary chick embryo chorioallontoic membrane cells to infectious bronchitis virus was evaluated after twenty consecutive passages in chick embryo chorioallontoic membrane cells. Virus replication was monitored by cytopathic observation, indirect immunoperoxidase, and reverse ...  Read More

The use of ultrasonography for early detection of pregnancy and measurement of some foetal pattern in Damascus goats

M. Roukbi

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 35-44

Abstract
  This study was conducted using ultrasonographic imaging of real-time B mode ultrasound system equipped with (7.5) MHz linear array traducer for the early diagnosis of pregnancy during breeding season 2011-2012 in a flock of 255 Damascus goats (multiparous=202, nullparous=53) in Humaimeh research station ...  Read More

Characteristics of beef from intensively fed western Baggara cattle: carcass yield and composition

I.M.A. Sharaf Eldin; S.A. Babiker; O.A. Elkhidir; H.A.A. El-Bukhary

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 39-43

Abstract
  Sixteen heifers and an equal number of bull calves of western Baggara type were used to study the characteristics of carcass and wholesale cuts at Kuku Livestock Research Station, Khartoum North, Sudan. Each of the two sex groups was subdivided into 4 subgroups of 4 animals. All the animals were fed, ...  Read More

Pathological study of experimental infection with Enterococcus faecalis in quails

M. G. Al-hamdany; E. R. Al-kennany

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 45-62

Abstract
  This study was carried to isolate and identificate of Enterococcus. faecalis from small intestine and cecum of quails by culturing on differential and selective media. The concentration of E. faecalis suspension was fixed for experimental infection. Quails divided randomly into four groups, the first ...  Read More

Characteristics of beef from intensively fed western Baggara bulls and heifers: quality attributes and chemical composition

I.M.A. Sharaf Eldin; S.A. Babiker; O.A. Elkhidir; H.A.A. El-Bukhary

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 45-48

Abstract
  Fourteen samples of L. dorsi muscles were taken from western Baggara cattle, one sample from each of seven bulls and seven heifers randomly selected for slaughter at the end of an experimental feedlot feeding which lasted for 16 weeks at Kuku Research Station, Khartoum North, Sudan, to study sex effects ...  Read More

Qualitative assessment of imported frozen fish fillets in Sulaimani markets

Z.K. Khidhir; H.O.M. Murad; E.D. Arif

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 49-55

Abstract
  This study aims to determine the quality of frozen fish fillets sold in Sulaimani city markets a total number of (64) sample of frozen fish fillets belonged to 4 foreign trademarks were collected from different parts of Sulaimani markets. The samples were subjected to physical and chemical tests to determine ...  Read More

The effect of replacing fishmeal with Spirulina on microbial load in common carp Cyprinus carpio L

N.M. Abdulrahman; H.J.H. Ameen

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 57-60

Abstract
  The use of blue green algae Spirulina in aquaculture has several potential advantages over the production of fish. This study was designed to investigate the effect of different replacement levels of fishmeal with Spirulina on microbial load of common carp Cyprinus carpio L., the trail was conducted ...  Read More

Determination of some heavy metals levels in common carp fingerlings fed with yeast

N.M. Abdulrahman

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 61-63

Abstract
  This study was carried out at fish laboratory of Animal Production Department, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Sulaimaniya using commercial dry yeast in three concentration (0%, 3%, and 5%) for 12 weeks to study their effects on concentration of some heavy metals (namely Cr, Cd, Co, Pb, ...  Read More

Long-term toxicological effects of paracetamol in rats

S.K. Majeed; M.A. Ramadhan; W. Monther

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 65-70

Abstract
  The analgesic and antipyretic properties of paracetamol were first described in 1893, then it has been widely available as a non-prescription drug, with a therapeutic profile that reflects widespread safety and efficacy as well as paracetamol became the most widely used analgesic and antipyretic in children. ...  Read More

A case report of Gastrothylax crumenifer incidence in sheep in Kashmir Valley

T. Ahmad; M.L. Reshi; M.Z. Chesti; S. Tanveer; Z.A. Shah

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2013, Pages 71-72

Abstract
  A total of 655 sheep were examined during 2008 to establish seasonal infection caused by Gastrothylax Crumenifer. The sheep were chosen from different areas of Kashmir valley, but the parasite G. Crumenifer was found throughout the year with prevalence 49%. Prevalence increased in the rainy and post-monsoon ...  Read More