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12. Serum metabolic and minerals profile in norgestomet primed postpartum anestrous surti buffaloes - Sanjay C. Parmar, C. T. Khasatiya, J. K. Chaudhary, R. V. Patel and H. B. Dhamsaniya

Veterinary World, 8(5): 625-630



   doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2015.625-630


Sanjay C. Parmar: Department of Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat, India;

C. T. Khasatiya: Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat, India;

J. K. Chaudhary: Sumul Animal Breeding Centre, Surat, Gujarat, India;

R. V. Patel: Sabarmati Ashram Gaushala, Bidaj Farm, Kheda, Gujarat, India;

H. B. Dhamsaniya: Sabarmati Ashram Gaushala, Bidaj Farm, Kheda, Gujarat, India;


Received: 27-01-2015, Revised: 12-04-2015, Accepted: 18-04-2015, Published online: 21-05-2015


Corresponding author: Sanjay C. Parmar, e-mail:

Citation: Parmar SC, Khasatiya CT, Chaudhary JK, Patel RV, Dhamsaniya HB (2015) Serum metabolic and minerals profile in norgestomet primed postpartum anestrous surti buffaloes, Veterinary World 8(5):625-630.

Aim: The study was undertaken to find out the serum metabolic and minerals profile in postpartum anestrous surti buffaloes treated with norgestomet ear implants alone and in combination with pregnant mare serum gonadotropin (PMSG).

Materials and Methods: The study was conducted on 18 postpartum anestrous Surti buffaloes divided into three groups of six animals each at random to conduct the experiment. The buffaloes in Group-I and Group-II were implanted with Crestar ear implant for 9 days together with 2 ml injection of Crestar solution given i/m on the day of the implant insertion. In Group-II, additionally 500 IU PMSG was given i/m on the day of implant removal, whereas the buffaloes in Group-III served as anestrous control group and received 5 ml Normal Saline i/m on day 0 and 9 as a placebo treatment.

Results: The overall serum total protein values did not differ significantly (p > 0.05) between time (days) intervals in any of the groups. The mean serum total cholesterol levels at 10th day and on the day of estrus were found significantly lower (p < 0.05) in the control group as compared to treatment Groups I and II. However, there was no significant difference (p > 0.05) at 10th day and on the day of estrus between treatment groups (T1 and T2). The overall mean serum cobalt, zinc, iron, and manganese values did not differ significantly (p > 0.05) between different time intervals among any of the groups, except copper which was significantly lower (p < 0.05) at 10th day in control group as compared to treatment groups.

Conclusion: Microelements cannot be synthesized in the body. Hence, it is concluded that the mineral mixture should be supplied daily in the animals ration to suffice the requirement of the trace elements. The mean serum metabolic and micro-minerals profiles in treatment and control groups revealed that overall mean serum total protein, cholesterol, copper, and zinc levels were apparently higher in treatment groups whereas, mean serum cobalt, iron, and manganese concentration had no consistent trend between treatment and control groups of Surti buffaloes.

Keywords: anestrous, buffaloes, cholesterol, micro-minerals, norgestomet, pregnant mare serum gonadotropin, protein.

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