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Articles by T.K. Rajkhowa
Total Records ( 2 ) for T.K. Rajkhowa
  G. Patra , T.K. Rajkhowa , M. Ayub Ali , Jully G. Tiwary and Lalhruaitluangi Sailo
  Studies were undertaken to evaluate the clinical, gross, histopathological and some biochemical parameters in broiler birds suffered from E. necatrix infection in a local broiler farm in the Aizawl district. Clinically, 20 birds out of 100 no. (aged between 4-6 weeks) showed loss of appetite, unthriftiness and bloody diarrhoea with mucus. Postmortem examination revealed anaemic pale musculature, distended small intestine with petechial haemorrhages. Similar changes were also observed in some areas of the large intestine and caecum. Histopathological examination showed severe haemorrhagic enteritis with necrosis and disintegration of glandular epithelial cells. Several schizonts were observed in the epithelial cells along with merozoites, infiltrating neutrophils and eosinophils. Biochemically, the infected broilers presented hypoglycaemia associated with a reduction in liver glycogen level. Biochemical serum analysis of coccidia infected chickens also showed a significant increase (p<0.01) in alanine amino transferase levels (2.9-245.2) and there were also changes in total protein and cholesterol level in the serum.
  G. Patra , T.K. Rajkhowa , Lalhruaitluangi Sailo , W. Ramdas Singh , Gunjan Das , Kh. Victoria Chanu and M. Ayub Ali
  A biochemical study was made to elucidate the biochemical composition of the inner wall of oocyst of Eimeria necatrix and then compared with cellular component of the oocyst. In addition to total protein, glucose and cholesterol, several electrolyte components have been estimated in the present study. The investigation also revealed high activity of Alanine and Asparate aminotransferases in the inner wall of the oocyst of Eimeria necatrix. It seems that the biochemical composition and the enzymes in the inner wall of the oocyst of Eimeria necatrix are of significant value for better metabolic processes in Eimeria spp. as well as for better understanding of possible drug-parasite interaction.
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