Effects of gender on hematologic parameters in Kangal Shepherd Dogs

Mustafa GÜVEN, Halime Kara, Yasin Şenel, Ali Alparslan Sayım

  •  Year : 2024
  •  Vol : 1
  •  No : 1
  •  Page : 36-42
Kangal Shepherd Dogs are highly valuable working dogs unique to Turkey, known for their robustness in withstanding harsh climatic conditions and possessing advanced herd protection and management abilities due to their genetic characteristics. Haematological values serve as crucial indicators of the physiological and physiopathological parameters in animals. A complete blood cell count (CBC) emerges as a powerful diagnostic tool when appropriately assessed. Given the establishment of pure breeds, it is essential to acknowledge that breed-specific hematologic values may exhibit variations influenced by factors such as gender, lifestyle, age, and geographical location. Therefore, understanding the physiological distinctions between genders becomes paramount. This study aims to assess the impact of gender on the complete blood count in Kangal Shepherd Dogs. Upon comparing hematologic parameters between female and male Kangal Shepherd Dogs, a statistically significant difference was observed in the mean platelet volume (MPV) value, which was higher in females than males (p < 0.05). While the mean red blood cell (RBC), haemoglobin (HGB), and haematocrit (HCT) values were higher in males, no statistically significant results were found (p > 0.05).
Cite this Article As : Kara, H., Şenel, Y., Sayım, A. A., & Güven, M. (2024). Effects of gender on hematologic parameters in Kangal Shepherd Dogs. Research and Practice in Veterinary and Animal Science (REPVAS), 1(1), 36-42.

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Effects of gender on hematologic parameters in Kangal Shepherd Dogs, Research Paper,
, Vol. 1 (1)
Received : 12.01.2024, Accepted : 15.01.2024 , Published Online : 30.01.2024
Research and Practice in Veterinary and Animal Science
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