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9. Plasma mineral profiles and hormonal activities of normal cycling and repeat breeding crossbred cows: A comparative study - Abhijit Barui, Subhasis Batabyal, Sarbaswarup Ghosh, Debjani Saha and Saibal Chattopadhyay

Veterinary World, 8(1): 42-45



   doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2015.42-45



Abhijit Barui: Department of Veterinary Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India;

Subhasis Batabyal: Department of Veterinary Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India;

Sarbaswarup Ghosh: Sasya Shyamala Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Narendrapur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India;

Debjani Saha: Department of Veterinary Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India;

Saibal Chattopadhyay: Department of Veterinary Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India;


Received: 01-08-2014, Revised: 20-11-2014, Accepted: 28-11-2014, Published online: 13-01-2015


Corresponding author: Subhasis Batabyal, email:

Aim: The present study was carried out to compare the associated role of micro minerals and hormones in repeat breeding animals with the normal crossbred cows.

Materials and Methods: Blood samples were collected from 10 normal cycling and 10 repeat breeding crossbred cows of Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Narendrapur to study the plasma mineral profile and hormonal activities.

Results: Zn was found to be highly significant (p<0.01) between the two groups. Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and progesterone showed significant (p<0.05) difference in repeat breeding animal from the normal cyclic animal, whereas no significant differences were observed in Ca, P, Cu, Se, Co, luteinizing hormone and estradiol level.

Conclusion: It may conclude that repeat breeding condition of crossbred cows in farm condition is mainly due to the low level of progesterone, FSH and zinc.

Keywords: crossbred cow, hormone, mineral profile, normal cyclic, repeat breeding.

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