Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)
Clinical score and haemato-biochemical alterations in acute diarrhoea in calves
Manu Jaiswal, PC Shukla, Alok Mishra and Preeti Bisht
The objective of the present work was to investigate the clinical, haematological and biochemical changes associated with acute diarrhoea in calves in and around Jabalpur, M.P. Blood and serum sample were collected from 40 diarrhoeic cattle calves (0-3 month old) and 08 apparently healthy cattle calves (0-3 months old). The diarrhoeic calves appeared dull, depressed, rough hair coat, weak and lethargic with reduced appetite. In clinical score-faecal consistency was pasty, semi liquid and watery, dehydration score was mild, moderate and severe, suckling reflex score was mild, moderate and severe. Significant increase (p<0.05) has been detected in respiration and pulse rate whereas, rectal temperature differ non significantly compare to healthy group. Analysis of blood and serum sample of acute diarrhoeic calves revealed significant increase in, packed cell volume (PCV), total erythrocyte count (TEC), total leukocyte count (TLC), total protein (TP), Potassium (K) while significant decrease in serum sodium (Na) and chloride (Cl) value were recorded. However, no significant changes were observed in Hb values.
How to cite this article:
Manu Jaiswal, PC Shukla, Alok Mishra, Preeti Bisht. Clinical score and haemato-biochemical alterations in acute diarrhoea in calves. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(2):529-532.