Changes in blood plasma metabolites following melatonin implantation in buffalo bulls during non-breeding season

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Tamer Awad Ramadan Dharmendra Kumar Inderjeet Singh

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of melatonin implants on biochemical metabolite composition and enzymatic properties of blood plasma of buffalo bulls in the non-breeding season. Ten Murrah buffalo bulls, divided into control and treated groups, each of five animals, were used during non-breeding season (July to September). Treated bulls were implanted with melatonin (18 mg of melatonin per 50 kg of body weight) for a period of two months. During non-breeding season, melatonin treatment resulted in increases (P<0.05) in total protein and creatinine of blood plasma, and decreases (P<0.05) in blood plasma high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activities. In conclusion, melatonin treatment affected several metabolites in blood plasma of buffalo bulls during non-breeding season under tropical condition.

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RAMADAN, Tamer Awad; KUMAR, Dharmendra; SINGH, Inderjeet. Changes in blood plasma metabolites following melatonin implantation in buffalo bulls during non-breeding season. Buffalo Bulletin, [S.l.], v. 39, n. 3, p. 269-278, sep. 2020. ISSN 2539-5696. Available at: <https://kuojs.lib.ku.ac.th/index.php/BufBu/article/view/2924>. Date accessed: 04 dec. 2020.
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