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Vol. 10, Special Issue 8 (2021)

Prevalence of subclinical ketosis in sheep in and around Ballari

Author(s):
Basavanagouda HG, Santosh P Sarangamath, MC Anil Kumar, PT Ramesh, HA Upendra and Rajath Sagare
Abstract:
Limited information is available regarding the prevalence of SCK in sheep in our country and in particular Karnataka state is very sparce. Blood BHBA is considered as a diagnostic tool for subclinical ketosis. A total of 228 clinically healthy pregnant ewes were randomly selected from sheep flock in and around Kampli, Ballari District. The optimal cut-off point was set based on previous studies of various researcher. Sheep with BHBA concentrations between 0.8-1.6mmol/L were classified as having SCK.
Among Sheep breeds, Ballari, Kenguri, Deccani and Non-descript breeds showed prevalence of 13.63, 12.79, 10.34 and 14.89 % respectively. Overall, 13.16% of tested sheep were considered subclinically ketotic in at least one sample period. The results suggest that, BHBA concentration in between 0.8-1.6 mmol/L in the pregnant ewes can be used for diagnosis of subclinical ketosis and making management decisions for prevention and treatment.
Pages: 930-933  |  345 Views  120 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Basavanagouda HG, Santosh P Sarangamath, MC Anil Kumar, PT Ramesh, HA Upendra and Rajath Sagare. Prevalence of subclinical ketosis in sheep in and around Ballari. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(8S): 930-933.

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