Analysis of some biochemical parameters in Schizothorax plagiostomus naturally infected with helminth parasites

Abstract :

This study evaluated the impact of some helminth parasites (Diplozoon kashmirensis, Adenoscolex oreini  and Pomphorhynchus kashmirensis, singly as well as mixed) on some serum biochemical parameters like alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), cholesterol and triglycerides in Schizothorax plagiostomus collected from Sukhnag stream in Kashmir Valley using commercially available kit protocols and semi-automated ERBA analyzer. Results showed significant rise in ALT, AST, cholesterol and triglycerides in helminth infected fish. Maximum rise in biochemical parameters was observed in fish with mixed helminth infection followed by fish with A. oreini infection then fish with P. kashmirensis. Fishes with infection of D. kashmirensis showed no significant increase in serum biochemical parameters. Results of this study showed significant decline in protein content in muscle, intestine and liver in helminth infected fish but gill tissues of fish infected with A. oreini and with mixed infection also showed significant decrease in protein content in comparison to uninfected fish. Fish with infection of D. kashmirensis showed no significant decline of protein content in muscle, intestine, liver and gill tissues. The trend followed by decline in the protein content in infected fish was as mixed > A. oreini > P. kashmirensis. This study demonstrates that helminth parasites had influence on serum biochemical parameters and protein content of muscle, intestine and liver tissues of S. plagiostomus.


Keyword :

Schizothorax plagiostomus, helminth parasites, biochemical parameters


Author(s) : Nabi, S., Tanveer, S., Ganie, S. A.
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Published Issue : 2021 Vol. 16 Number 2


2021 Vol. 16 Number 2