Study on metabolic profile of Deoni cows in transition period
Sateesh AG, Vivek R Kasaralikar, NA Patil, RG Bhoyar, Vivek MP and BV Shivaprakash
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the metabolic shifts during the transition period in Deoni cows. Thirty Deoni cows were selected for the study maintained at Livestock Research and Information Centre (Deoni) with similar feeding habits and management which were equally divided in to group I (pre-partum), group II (at the time of parturition) and group III (post-partum 3-4 weeks). Haematological parameters such as haemogram, leucogram and erythrocyte indices and biochemical parameters such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, SGOT, triglycerides, total proteins, albumin, blood urea nitrogen and glucose were estimated and compared with healthy control. Haemogram reduced significantly in pre-partum period and at the time of parturition compared to healthy control group with corresponding decrease in MCH and MCHC suggestive of marginal anaemia. The TLC values were significantly lower at the time of parturition when compared to healthy control group. There was marginal hypocalcaemia, hypophosphataemia and hypoglycaemia observed at the time of parturition and in post-partum period when compared with healthy control group. Marginal decrease in total protein and albumin at the time of calving and post-partum period was indicative of requirement of necessary incorporation of protein in diet. SGOT, BUN and Mg values were within normal physiological limits. The results indicated that there was metabolic shift in haemato-biochemical parameters in the transient period of Deoni cows and hence incorporation of quality mineral mixture in the diet of cows at the time of parturition till 3-4 weeks post-partum is recommended.
How to cite this article:
Sateesh AG, Vivek R Kasaralikar, NA Patil, RG Bhoyar, Vivek MP, BV Shivaprakash. Study on metabolic profile of Deoni cows in transition period. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(1):299-302.