Physiological Status of Some Serum Micro-Minerals in Kutchi Camel during Different Stages of Lactation
Ajay Patel A. Lateef Nilufar Haque Axay Joshi Pankaj Patel
Vol 9(6), 233-239
The present study was undertaken on Kutchi camels to determine values of serum micro-mineral concentration 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 500 kg 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 serum copper and zinc levels are significantly (p < 0.05) increased with the advancement of lactation stages. While there was no significant alteration in serum iron, molybdenum and manganese levels in early, mid and late lactations. The findings of the present study may be used to assess health status of animals.
Keywords : Kutchi Camel Lactation Stages Micro-minerals Physiological Levels
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