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Vol. 9, Special Issue 8 (2020)
Haemato-biochemical alterations in colibacillosis affected calves in Wayanad, Kerala
Xavier Mathew, Janus A, Deepa PM, Bipin KC, Biju P Habeeb and Abdul Azeez CP
Colibacillosis is a life-threatening disease in neonatal calves. Severe diarrhoea, dehydration and enterotoxins produced by Escherichia coli which is the etiological agent increases the severity of the condition. Seven animals from Instructional Livestock Farm Complex, Pookode kept as control population. Thirty calves with diarrhoea within the age of 28 days from Wayanad district were selected for the study. Faecal sample were cultured in MacConkey agar and EMB agar for to diagnose E. coli. All the thirty samples were positive for E. coli. Blood samples were collected for haemato-biochemical analysis. Haematology results were such that platelet count was slightly higher in test population in comparison with control population. Erythrocyte count and haemoglobin level were in similar range in between test population and control population. Total WBC count and VPRC were significantly higher in test population than that of control group at one per cent level. Serum biochemistry results revealed that significant decrease in globulin and total protein and significant elevation in urea nitrogen and albumin. But ALT and AST levels were similar between test population and control population.
How to cite this article:
Xavier Mathew, Janus A, Deepa PM, Bipin KC, Biju P Habeeb and Abdul Azeez CP. Haemato-biochemical alterations in colibacillosis affected calves in Wayanad, Kerala. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(8S): 64-66.