Reference Intervals for the Serum Biochemistry and Lipid Profile of Male Broodstock African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus: Burchell, 1822) at Varied Ages

  • Chidozie Nwabuisi OKOYE University of Nigeria, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Obstetrics and Reproductive Disease, Nsukka, Enugu State (NG)
  • Susan Omoboba DAN-JUMBO University of Nigeria, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Obstetrics and Reproductive Disease, Nsukka, Enugu State (NG)
  • Onyinyechukwu Ada AGINA University of Nigeria, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Nsukka, Enugu State (NG)
  • Ukamaka Uchenna EZE University of Nigeria, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Nsukka, Enugu State (NG)
  • Anietie Francis UDOUMOH University of Nigeria, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Nsukka, Enugu State (NG)

Abstract

The study established reference intervals and age variations in the serum biochemistry and lipid profile of cultured male broodstock African catfish. The evaluations were carried out on twenty-five (25) cultured male broodstock African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) of 6, 8, 9, 10 and 12 months of age. Standard biochemical procedures were carried out in all the serum biochemistry and lipid profile determinations. The overall mean ± SD values for the serum biochemistry parameters and lipid profile were as follows: alanine aminotransferase 17.49 ± 8.30 U/L; aspartate aminotransferase 125.76 ± 28.59 U/L; alkaline phosphatase 12.42 ± 2.56 U/L; total proteins 3.70 ± 1.49 g/dl; albumin 1.60 ± 0.30 g/dl; globulin 2.10 ± 1.38 g/dl; albumin/globulin 1.53 ± 1.71; total bilirubin 1.71 ± 0.51 mg/dl; direct bilirubin 0.36 ± 0.43 mg/dl; indirect bilirubin 1.35 ± 0.52 mg/dl; creatinine 1.13 ± 0.64 mg/dl; blood urea nitrogen 2.18 ± 2.47 mg/dl; total cholesterol 128.18 ± 40.22 mg/dl; HDL-C 26.36 ± 3.73 mg/dl; LDL-C 75.44 ± 9.30 mg/dl; VLDL-C 32.00 ± 2.03 mg/dl and triglyceride 160.00 ± 10.15 mg/dl. The results showed significant (P < 0.05) variations in all the serum biochemistry parameters and lipid profile of the studied fishes, across the different age groups except in the serum alkaline phosphatase activity. Therefore, the current report offers information that shall be useful to all carrying out experimental studies involving assay of these parameters in male broodstock African catfish.

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Published
2016-12-16
How to Cite
OKOYE, C. N., DAN-JUMBO, S. O., AGINA, O. A., EZE, U. U., & UDOUMOH, A. F. (2016). Reference Intervals for the Serum Biochemistry and Lipid Profile of Male Broodstock African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus: Burchell, 1822) at Varied Ages. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 8(4), 437-443. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb849851
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DOI: 10.15835/nsb849851

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