A chemical content study (sodium,potassium,calcium & phosphorus) of the ovarian follicular fluids of Iraqi she-camels during the year's seasons

Abstract

A chemical content study (sodium,potassium,calcium & phosphorus) of the ovarian follicular fluids of Iraqi she-camels during the year's seasonsD.H.J.AL-DelemiColl.of Vete.Med./ Univ.of AL-QadisyiaAbstractThe present study was carried out to understand the chemical comprise of the ovarian follicular growth & maturation in Iraqi she-camels by determination the levels of some minerals,like Sodium, Potassium, Calcium & Phosphorus in ovarian follicular fluids of different size during the year's seasons. The ovaries without pathological changes of (80) sexually mature & non-pregnant she-camels butchered in AL-Dewaniya & AL-Najaf slaughter houses were collected , during the period (October 2004 – October 2005) , in the percentage of (one–two visits) per a week.The macroscopically healthy follicles were grouped into four size groups according to their diameter:1(2-5 mm),2 (>5-10 mm),3(>10-15 mm) & 4 (>15-25 mm), follicular fluids were aspirated by using disposable syringes , and mixed the fluids of the follicles which have the same size that collected in the same day , then kept in tubes under (-20°C) until chemical assay.The results of study have shown that the concentration of Sodium decreased significantly in small follicles & increase with the increased size of the follicle,but there was no significant differences between the last three sizes & the highest concentration of Sodium were noticed in Autumn , on the other hand the concentration of the Potassium, Calcium & Phosphorus increased significantly in the fluids of the small size follicles & decreased in the larger follicles, also the highest concentration of Potassium , Calcium were noticed in autumn , and Spring for Phosphorus .

Keywords

Iraqi-She Camel