A study of starvation effect on physiological and biochemical parameters in Pigeons infected with The cestoda Aporina delafondi


This Study was conducted on The pigeons Columba livia to evaluate the starvation effect on the biochemical and blood functional parameter in pigeons infected with Cestoda Aporina delafondi . 120 pigeons raised in the animal house of biology department in the College of Education for Women . The result revealed asignificant decrease in RBC , Hb , PCV , Glucose , Protein and Albumin concentration in all infected groups exposed to starvation comparing with control or non fasting group , while there is significant increase in WBC count in all infected and starved groups comparing with control or non fasting group.