Glycosylated haemoglobin: an indicator of long-term blood glucose in domestic sheep and goats.


Journal Article

1. Percentages of glycosylated Hb were determined in (32) Najidi sheep (Ovis ovies) and (20) Nubian goats (Capra hiscas) from Saudi Arabia, using the thiobarbituric acid (TBA) method. 2. The levels of glycosylated Hb in sheep (3.24%) and in goats (3.96%) differ significantly from human controls (4.9%) (P greater than 0.001). 3. Generally, low blood glucose and shorter erythrocyte life span in sheep and relatively in goats are reflected in a lower value for glycosylated Hb, indicating that glycosylated Hb may be used as a valid index of long-term mean blood glucose in sheep and goats.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Alayash, AI; el-Hassan, AM; Omer, R; Bonaventura, J

Published Date

  • January 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 90 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 229 - 231

PubMed ID

  • 2900116

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2900116

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0300-9629

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0300-9629(88)91108-5


  • eng