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Serum Ionized Calcium and Macro Minerals Levels during Peripartum Period in Berari Goat

S. H. Bhoite M. V. Khodke S. H. Dalvi P. R. Rathod P. S. Kuralkar M. G. Patil
Vol 9(6), 109-116

The aim of the study was to find the levels of serum ionized calcium and some macro-minerals during peri-partum period in Berari goat. Twelve advanced pregnant Berari goats were used for the study. Blood samples were collected on -14 day and -7 day before expected date of kidding and subsequently on the day of kidding (0th day), 7th, 14th and 21th day postpartum. Serum samples were collected for estimation of ionized calcium (iCa), total calcium, phosphorous and magnesium. Serum ionized calcium increased significantly from the day of kidding through 7th, 14th and 21st day postpartum with mean reference range of 4.19 ±0.18 to 4.89±0.16 mg/dl during peri-partum period in Berari goat. These values are almost half of the value reported for total calcium. Serum total calcium shown increasing trend through day 14th, 7th prepartum, day of kidding (0th day), 7th, 14th and 21st postpartum. Serum Phosphorus has shown increasing trend during entire peri-partum period. While magnesium has shown lowest value on 7th day postpartum without any specific trend. There was significant (p<0.05) positive correlation between levels of ionized calcium and total calcium and magnesium during peripartum period in Berari goat.

Keywords : Berari Goat Ionized Calcium (iCa) Macromineral and Peripartum Period

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