Alterations in serum profiles and cardiac status of cattle calves affected with theileriosis
Meenal, AP Singh, JP Kachhawa and TC Nayak
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the changes in serum biochemical parameters in cattle calves below six month of age affected with theileria. The study was undertaken in calves at private dairy farms as well as animals of individual holdings in Bikaner district of Rajasthan. A total of 16 calves affected with theileria were selected, theilaria in calves was confirmed on the basis of PCR for presence 30-kDa major T. annulata merozoite surface antigen; 721-bp gene fragment and eight clinically normal healthy calves were taken as control. Analysis of serum samples of the theileria affected calves revealed significant increase in A/G ratio, blood urea nitogen, creatinine, ALP, AST, ALT, potassium, cTn-I and CK-MB while significant decrease in total protein, albumin, globulin, glucose, calcium and phosphorus. There was also decrease in serum sodium ion concentration as compared to control though it was not significant. Result suggests deviation of serum profile towards negative side along with hepatic and cardiac damage in calves.
How to cite this article:
Meenal, AP Singh, JP Kachhawa and TC Nayak. Alterations in serum profiles and cardiac status of cattle calves affected with theileriosis. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(11S): 2112-2115.