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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of covariance for hematological indices among sheep infected with T. lestoquardi alone, mixed infection (T. lestoquardi and T. ovis), and uninfected groups

From: A comparative study of single Theileria lestoquardi and mixed infections with Theileria ovis

Blood indices Reference range Groups
Mean ± SD
F test P-value
T lestoquardi
n = 8 (2.1%)
Mixed infection
n = 65 (16.8%)
Uninfected
n = 315 (81.2%)
RBC (9–15) × 106 /μL 10.42 ± 1.59 9.71 ± 1.31 9.96 ± 1.61 0.710 0.494
HCT (27–45) % 31.44 ± 3.87 29.74 ± 4.23 29.74 ± 4.43 0.231 0.794
Hb (9–15) g/dL 10.80 ± 1.38 10.19 ± 1.40 10.27 ± 1.53 0.255 0.775
WBC (4–8) × 103μL 8.49 ± 2.50 9.76 ± 2.74 9.97 ± 2.81 1.845 0.159
Lymphocyte (2–9) × 103μL 3.86 ± 1.17 4.34 ± 1.41 4.32 ± 1.22 2.134 0.120
Monocytes (0–0.75) × 103μL 0.70 ± 0.17 0.79 ± 0.25 0.79 ± 0.24 1.246 0.289
Neutrophils (0.7–6.0) × 103μL 2.94 ± 1.02 3.25 ± 1.31 3.42 ± 1.47 0.458 0.633
Eosinophils (0–1.0) × 103μL 1.03 ± 0.58 1.28 ± 0.78 1.29 ± 0.75 0.205 0.814
Platelets (800–1100) × 103μL 386.05 ± 175.23 333 ± 141.08 359.03 ± 144.61 0.555 0.575
  1. *Only two sheep harbored single T. ovis infection