Vol. 7, Issue 10 (2018)
Assessment of metabolic parameters of dairy buffaloes from an organized dairy farm during different phases of lactation
Vinod Kumar, YS Rana, Praveen Kumar, Ricky Jhambh and VK Jain
Present investigation was carried out to assess the haemato-biochemical profile of healthy Murrah buffaloes (n=30) in different phases of lactation viz. (I) early lactation (II) mid lactation (III) dry animals (n=10 in each group) maintained at organized dairy farm under the standard nutritional and managemental practices. Haemato-biochemical alterations showed decreased glucose levels in group-III, lowest levels in group-I and highest levels in group-II. The levels of ketone bodies were significantly (p<0.05) increased in early and mid-lactation animals. Significantly (p<0.05) decreased levels of serum calcium were recorded in animals during early lactation. Animals during early and mid-lactation showed decreased levels of serum triglycerides. Higher cholesterol levels were recorded in animals during mid-lactation than early lactation but levels again decreased in late pregnant animals. Significantly (p<0.05) lower values of haemoglobin in group-II were recorded. Significantly (p<0.05) higher levels of blood urea levels were recorded in group-I and II, than the other groups. Serum creatinine levels were significantly increased in group III. Significantly (p<0.05) higher activity of serum enzymes were recorded during mid-lactation. These findings may be helpful in clinical diagnosis of metabolic disorders as well as to formulate the strategy for their prevention in dairy herds.
How to cite this article:
Vinod Kumar, YS Rana, Praveen Kumar, Ricky Jhambh, VK Jain. Assessment of metabolic parameters of dairy buffaloes from an organized dairy farm during different phases of lactation. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(10):442-446.