Biochemical and haematological aspect of hypophosphatemia in pregnant Murrah buffaloes

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Shahzada Mudasir Rashid Insha Amin Rayees Ahmad Rahil Razak Shahzada Aadil Rashid Manzoor u Rahman


Present study was conducted on 40 pregnant Murrah buffaloes belonging to Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, India. Animals were divided into two groups, Group I (n=10) consisting of clinically healthy animals and Group II (n=30) consisting of hypophosphataemic animals with a history of passing coffee colored urine, reduced appetite and decreased milk production. Serum biochemical parameters divulged high mean concentration of serum glucose, bilirubin, total bilirubin, ALT and AST besides serum alkaline phosphatase, creatinine and blood urea nitrogen.  while as notably decreased levels of serum albumin, enzyme glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) and total serum protein . The blood mineral picture divulged elevated levels of potassium, molybdenum and iron whereas remarkably reduced concentrations of copper and phosphorous were recorded. Hematological studies revealed decreased red blood cells (RBC) count, hemoglobin( Hb) and packed cell volume (PCV) with increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), neutrophil and lymphocyte count.

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RASHID, Shahzada Mudasir et al. Biochemical and haematological aspect of hypophosphatemia in pregnant Murrah buffaloes. Buffalo Bulletin, [S.l.], v. 40, n. 3, p. 389-397, sep. 2021. ISSN 2539-5696. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 oct. 2021.
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