Vol. 6, Issue 7 (2017)
Changes in urinary dipstick parameters in cyclic and early pregnant Murrah buffaloes
SP Mohapatra, SD Ingole, SV Bharucha, AS Nagvekar, PM Kekan and SD Kharde
Sixteen apparently healthy Murrah buffaloes aged 5 – 6 years and divided into two groups: Cyclic/Non pregnant and Pregnant, comprising of eight animals each and maintained at private farms in Mumbai were selected. Urine samples were collected from both the groups at an interval of seven days i.e in Control/Non-pregnant group on day 0 (day of estrus),7, 14, 21, 28, 35 and 42 (up to two estrous cycles) and in Pregnant group on day 0/day of estrus/AI, day 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49 and 56. The analysis of urine protein, pH, specific gravity, ketone and glucose were done by reagent strips of Yercon Company. The average values of specific gravity ranged from (1.009 ± 0.011) to (1.010 ± 0.006) and that of pH ranged from (7.43 ± 0.14) to (7.62 ± 0.14) in both the groups, showing pH in the alkaline side. Protein, ketone and glucose were absent in the urine samples. No significant difference was observed in specific gravity and pH between the groups and within the group. Correlation between urine pH and SG was found positive (r = 0.11) although non-significant. However, no association between either pH or SG was observed with protein, ketone or glucose.
How to cite this article:
SP Mohapatra, SD Ingole, SV Bharucha, AS Nagvekar, PM Kekan and SD Kharde. Changes in urinary dipstick parameters in cyclic and early pregnant Murrah buffaloes. 2017; 6(7): 08-10.