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Blood Metabolites and Their Variations in Kutchi Camels During Different Stages of Lactation

Axay Joshi Nilufar Haque Abdul Lateef Ajay Patel Pankaj Patel
Vol 7(8), 268-273
DOI- http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijlr.20170528065407

The present study was undertaken on Kutchi camels to determine values of blood metabolites and their variations at different stages of lactation. The study was carried out on 30 clinically healthy female camels (Camelus dromedarius) of 8-10 years old with 500kg body weight from the herd maintained at Camel breeding farm, Dhori (Kutch, Gujarat) and categorized broadly into three groups comprising ten animals in each group: animals in early lactation in Group-I, animals in mid-lactation in Group-II and animals in late lactation in Group-III. Current findings indicated that total cholesterol, creatinine and BUN were significantly (p < 0.05) decreased from early lactation to late lactation. The concentration of glucose was significantly (p < 0.05) increased from early lactation to late lactation. The levels of total bilirubin were significantly (p < 0.05) lower in early lactation as compared to mid and late lactation. The findings of the present study may be used to assess metabolic health status of animals.

Keywords : Kutchi Camel Blood Metabolites Lactation Stages Physiological Levels

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