Cytological and bacterial analysis of transtracheal aspirate from stray cats in AL-Qadisiyah province, Iraq

  • Muthanna Hadi Hussain Department of Internal Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Al-Qadisiyah, Iraq

Abstract

   This study was conducted to count the cytological parameters; total protein (TP), white blood cells count WBCs and differential (WBCs); from transtracheal aspirate (TTA) and microbial detection from thirty cats in Al-Qadisiyah province. Both genders were involved and the cats ranged in 1-3 years old. The mean total protein measured by the spectrophotometer was (89±0.04) mg/dl, mean WBCs was (925±0.7) cell/µl and the mean differential WBCs record 61% alveolar macrophages, 31% eosinophils and 8% neutrophils. Microbial investigation has revealed that respiratory tract of cats have no flora and we could not observe any respiratory infection in the captured cats; it may be related to the physiological and immunological adaptation of the respiratory system through the presence of the alveolar macrophage with a high percentage concerning other WBCs. There was no obvious regard to gender or age on these limitations.

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Published
2017-11-19
How to Cite
HUSSAIN, Muthanna Hadi. Cytological and bacterial analysis of transtracheal aspirate from stray cats in AL-Qadisiyah province, Iraq. AL-Qadisiyah Journal of Veterinary Medicine Sciences, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 1, p. 84-87, nov. 2017. ISSN 2313-4429. Available at: <http://qu.edu.iq/journalvm/index.php/vm_journal/article/view/41>. Date accessed: 24 june 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.29079/vol16iss1art41.