Objective:The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in some biochemical and hematological parameters due to liver damage caused by parasites in sheep infected with Dicrocoelium (D.) dendriticum.
Material and Methods: The study was conducted on 10 healthy sheep and 60 sheep infected with D. dendriticum. After the blood was taken from the sheep brought to the slaughterhouse in Van Municipality, the liver and gall bladder were examined after the slaughter, and the sheep blood positive for D. dendriticum was brought to the laboratory and examined for some hematological and biochemical parameters.
Results: As a result of the examination, some changes were observed in the biochemical and hematological parameters. Statistical analysis: Hematologically compared with the healthy sheep group, of sheep infected with D. dentriticum; While WBC, Neu, Eo and Mon values were higher than healthy sheep group, RBC, Hct, Hb and MCV values were lower than healthy sheep group, there was no significant change in Lym level.
The results of biochemical parameters of D. dentriticum infected sheep were found to be higher according to the same parameters of the healty group sheep, while serum TP, ALB and glucose values were low.
Conclusion: As a result; WBC, Neu, Eo, Mon, ALT, AST and GGT levels in infected sheep due to dicrocoeliasis which cause important pathological disorders in liver organ that have functions such as synthesis, metabolism and detoxification in the organism were found to be significantly higher compared to the same values of the healthy group. It is predicted that these parameters may be useful in determining the degree and prognosis of liver damage and will shed light on the studies to be performed in this field.
Dicrocoeliosis, Sheep, Biochemical, Hematologic