7-Title: Effect of species variation on level of different trace elements in the serum of anoestrus cattle

Authors: Vishal Mudgal, Vishnu Kumar Gupta, Shalini Srivastava and Ajaz Ahmed Ganai

Source: Ruminant Science (2012)-1(2):127-130.

How to cite this manuscript: Mudgal Vishal, Gupta Vishnu Kumar, Srivastava Shalini and Ganai Ajaz Ahmed (2012). Effect of species variation on level of different trace elements in the serum of anoestrus cattle. Ruminant Science 1(2):127-130.


The present study was conducted to determine the serum micro-mineral status (iron, copper, zinc, manganese, cobalt) using atomic absorption spectrophotometer in two different breeds of anoestrus cattle i.e. Sahiwal and Crossbred. Mean serum iron, copper, zinc, manganese and cobalt concentration of 20 Sahiwal cow and heifers were 2.47±1.35, 0.52±0.16, 3.69±2.57, 0.18±0.09 and 0.56±0.22 ppm, respectively whereas the respective concentration of these trace elements was 3.16±1.05, 0.45±0.13, 2.76±1.51, 0.21±0.07 and 0.51±0.22 in cross bred animals. All the trace elements were in normal range prescribed for the species except copper which was marginally on lower side to exhibit the deficiency symptoms. There were minor breed differences observed between Sahiwal and Crossbred in the present study. It was concluded that deficiency of copper, could be responsible for anoestrus condition in these animals. Thus strategic dietary supplementation of copper with better bioavailability could be a suitable approach for prevention of anoestrus in cattle.


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