6-Title: Alteration in the hemato-biochemical profile of mastitis affected lactating dairy cattle
Authors: Zul I Huma, Neelesh Sharma, Touqeer Ahmed, Savleen Kour and AK Pathak
Source: Ruminant Science (2020)-9(1):33-36.
How to cite this manuscript: Huma Zul I, Sharma Neelesh, Ahmed Touqeer, Kour Savleen and Pathak AK (2020). Alteration in the hemato-biochemical profile of mastitis affected lactating dairy cattle. Ruminant Science 9(1):33-36.
The present investigation was conducted on 48 lactating dairy cattle to assess the alteration in blood haemato-biochemical profile in mastitis. These animals were further divided into control, subclinical mastitis and clinical mastitis groups of 16 animals each. It was observed that total leukocyte count (TLC), particularly neutrophil counts, were increased significantly. Significant changes were also noticed in the serum total protein, magnesium, sodium, potassium and chloride which increased significantly (p<0.05) in clinical cases over the control healthy animals. Thus, the degree of alteration in hemato-biochemical parameters can be helpful to assess the severity of the infection in mastitis cows.
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