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10.  Serum biochemical profile of post partum metritic cow - P. K. Magnus, F. A. Lali 
Vet World. 2009; 2(1): 27-28


Present study was conducted to find out the relationship between serum biochemical profile and postpartum metritis. Mainly serum glucose, total protein, albumin, albumin globulin ratio, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine and calcium were studied. Colorimetric method was used for quantitative estimation of biochemical profile. Twenty-seven animals with recent history of calving and subsequent metritis were included in the study.  On analysis, serum glucose was found to be 22.3 2.18 mg/dl, total protein 6.1 0.51 g/dl, albumin 2.8 0.29 g/dl, BUN 27 0.19 mg/dl, creatinine 1.8 0.13 mg/dl and calcium was 7.0 0.43 mg/dl.  On comparison of this result with normal values it was found that glucose and calcium was below the normal level and albumin fraction was less than the globulin. It was concluded that in postpartum metritis, cattle exhibit hypocalcaemia, hypoglycaemia and reduced globulin fraction, whereas total protein, albumin, BUN and creatinine did not exhibit much variation. Ketone bodies were present in urine of 90% of tested animals.

Keywords: Serum, Biochemical, Post-partum, Metritis, Cow, Farmer, Reproductive Problems.