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STUDIES ON BLOOD GLUCOSE, TOTAL PROTEINS, UREA AND CHOLESTEROL LEVELS IN CYCLIC, NON-CYCLIC AND ENDOMETRITIC CROSSBRED COWS

Ijaz Ahmad, L.A. Lodhi, Z.I. Qureshi and M. Younis1

 

Department of Animal Reproduction, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-38040, Pakistan  1Semen Production Unit, Karaniwala, District Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Abstract   

    Seventy-five crossbred cows kept at the Livestock Experimental Station, Qadirabad, District Sahiwal were divided into three equal groups i.e. cyclic, non cyclic and endometritic. Blood samples were collected from all the experimental animals, serum was separated and stored at –20°C until assayed for glucose (g/dl), total protein (g/dl), urea (mg/dl) and cholesterol (mg/dl). The results revealed significantly (P<0.05) higher values of glucose (58.08 ± 2.59) and cholesterol (290.72 ± 15.95) in endometritic cows as compared to cyclic (50.72 ± 1.12, 199.12 ± 9.38) and non-cyclic cows (50.56 ± 1.12, 202.96 ± 14.84). Total protein level differed significantly (P<0.05) among cows of all the three groups, being highest in endometritic (19.16 ± 1.00), followed by non cyclic (15.23 ± 0.89) and lowest in cyclic (9.19 ± 0.45) cows. However, serum level of urea did not differ in cyclic (30.88 ± 2.42), non cyclic (33.80 ± 3.43) and endometritic (37.12 ± 3.45) animals, although highest value was recorded in endometritic animals.  

Key words: Blood, biochemical constitutents, cows, cyclic, non cyclic, endometritic
 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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