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Vol. 7, Issue 12 (2018)

Evaluation of serum haptoglobin and rumen liquor in goats affected with sub-acute ruminal acidosis (SARA)

Author(s):
CR Prasanth, S Ajithkumar, NP Usha, N Madhavan Unni, KK Jayavardhanan, C Sunanda and K Ally
Abstract:
Reports on sub-acute ruminal acidosis in goats are scarce as per available literature because the clinical appearance is subtle and usually goes under diagnosed. Study was conducted in various goat farms in Thrissur district of Kerala. Twenty four SARA affected goats were selected and compared with values obtained from 6 apparently healthy goats from a SARA negative herd. Rumen liquor showed a predominance of Gram positive bacterial population during SARA episodes. Total protozoal count was reduced.Volatile fatty acid profile showed an increase in TVFA, propionate and butyrate level with reduced acetate level. Rumen lactate concentration did not show any significant variation. Serum haptoglobin concentration was significantly higher in SARA affected group.
Pages: 17-20  |  181 Views  26 Downloads
How to cite this article:
CR Prasanth, S Ajithkumar, NP Usha, N Madhavan Unni, KK Jayavardhanan, C Sunanda and K Ally. Evaluation of serum haptoglobin and rumen liquor in goats affected with sub-acute ruminal acidosis (SARA). 2018; 7(12): 17-20.
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