Haemato- biochemical changes in downer syndrome in cows

Title: Haemato- biochemical changes in downer syndrome in cows

Authors: Bhavika Patel, Praful Patel and DS Nauriyal

Source: Ruminant Science (2016)-5(2):283-285.

Cite this reference as: Bhavika Patel, Praful Patel and DS Nauriyal (2016). Haemato- biochemical changes in downer syndrome in cows. Ruminant Science 5(2):283-285.


The present study was carried out to evaluate the hematological and biochemical changes in forty eight cows suffering from downer syndrome. Out of these, 41 cows were of alert dower syndrome which were in sternal recumbency and showed normal body temperature, urination and defecation. Remaining seven downer cows were of non alert downer cow syndrome which were in lateral recumbency and exhibited complete anorexia and elevated heart rate as well as respiratory rates. Haematology revealed significant (p<0.05) decrease in haemoglobin, packed cell volume (PCV), total erythrocyte count (TEC), mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and significant increase in mean corpuscular volume (MCV) values. The leukocytic pattern showed significant increase in neutrophils and decrease in lymphocytes. Biochemically, the affected cattle had hyperglycaemia with elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine concentration.


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