عنوان مقاله [English]
Objective: To compare the effects of two non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (flunixin meglumine and ketoprofen) on haematological and some biochemical parameters of cattle. Design: Self controlled experimental study.
Animals: Five clinically healthy male cattle with average weight of 150±5kg.
Procedure: Blood samples were taken for 3 consecutive days after administration of equal volume of distilled water as for control. Ketoprofen (30 .µg/kg BW) was given intramuscularly for 3 days. Blood samples were obtained from the first treatment clay until four days after final dosage. All the cattle were given 2 months rest and then blood samples were collected in a similar way as described above, before the second drug was given. Flunixin meglumine (22 . µg/kg 8W) was injected intravenously for 5 days and blood samples were collected for 7 days starting from the first day of injection. Statistical analysis: The data were analysed statistically by analysis of variance (ANOVA). The differences between the means were statistically estimated by the Duncans test.
Results: Results revealed that PCV decreased and the percentage of neutrophils and monocytes increased significantly in flunixin megluminc group (p