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Direct Research Journals
Vol.5 (1), pp. 49-58, January 2017
ISSN 2354-4147: International Standard Journal Number (ISJN) e-ISJN: A4372-2604

Comparison of haematological parameters between male and female catfish (clarias gariepinus) grown in cow dung earthen pond
Article Number: DRJA228015117

Original Research Article


Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria.

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date Received: November 2, 2016     date Accepted: December 20, 2016     date Published: January 17, 2017


Haematological analysis of Clarias gariepinus was investigated with a view of establishing species specific baseline values for Haematologic parameters such as Red blood cell (RBC), White blood cell (WBC), Hemoglobin (HB), Mean cell haemaglobin (MCH), Packed cell volume (PCV) and Mean cell haematologic values did not differ significantly (p<0.05) on gender basis. Pearson’s correlation coefficient indicated significant relationship for standard length with PVC; body weight with WBC, MCH, RBC and MCHC. The remaining parameters did not exhibit such relationship. The use of Hematological techniques to assess fish health is generally accepted.

Key words: Hematologic parameters, Hemoglobin and Clarias gariepinus.