Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)
Hemato-biochemical and electrolyte alterations in a flock of goats affected with peste des petits ruminants
Peer Rayees Aziz, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Shantanu Kumar Kuldeep, Hiteshwar Singh Yadav and Naresh Kuntal
A flock having 24 goats with the history of dullness, depression, anorexia, diarrhea, shivering, nasal discharge and matting of eyelids came in the Veterinary Clinical Complex of CVAS, Navania, Vallabhnagar, Udaipur for treatment. Clinical examination revealed high fever (1040F - 1060F), increased respiratory rate, tachycardia, oculo-nasal discharge, dyspnoea, coughing, sneezing, non-haemorrhagic diarrhea, rough hair coat, halitosis, severe dehydration and emaciation. In one goat there was presence of corneal opacity (Unilateral) which is also an additional sign of PPR. Superficial lymph nodes were also palpable. Because of diarrhea the hind quarters were soiled with feces. Feces were checked for parasitic ova but result was negative. Diagnosis of PPR was done based on clinical signs and symptoms. Blood samples of the affected goats were collected and were examined for hemato-biochemical and electrolytes. All the values of hematological parameters such as Hb, PCV, TEC, TLC and Lymphocytes were decreased except Neutrophils which was increased. The biochemical parameters such as AST, ALT, ALKP, BUN, Creatinine and Bilirubin were increased whereas Albumin, Glucose and TP were decreased. The serum electrolytes were analysed among which Sodium and Chloride were increased whereas Potassium was decreased.
How to cite this article:
Peer Rayees Aziz, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Shantanu Kumar Kuldeep, Hiteshwar Singh Yadav, Naresh Kuntal. Hemato-biochemical and electrolyte alterations in a flock of goats affected with peste des petits ruminants. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):318-321.