Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 53 issue 4 (april 2019) : 533-536

Haematobiochemical and electrolytes studies on clinical cases of rumen impaction in murrah buffaloes

Ankit Kumar, Anita Ganguly, Sandeep Potliya, Vipul Thakur, Harpreet Singh, Biswa Ranjan Maharana, Devan Arora, R.S. Bisla
1Referral Veterinary Diagnostic and Extension Centre, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Uchani, Karnal-132 001, Haryana, India.
Cite article:- Kumar Ankit, Ganguly Anita, Potliya Sandeep, Thakur Vipul, Singh Harpreet, Maharana Ranjan Biswa, Arora Devan, Bisla R.S. (2019). Haematobiochemical and electrolytes studies on clinical cases of rumen impaction in murrah buffaloes. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(4): 533-536. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3648.
The study was conducted to investigate hemato-biochemical and electrolytes changes caused by rumen impaction in 106 buffaloes diagnosed with rumen impaction during the period from July 2016 to June 2017 with the history of mild inappetance to complete anorexia, less water intake, scanty hard mucoid faeces and reduction in milk yield. Clinical examination revealed congested mucous membrane, mild to moderate degree of dehydration, decreased or absence of ruminal motility, slight rise in temperature and hard consistency of rumen on palpation and also on per rectal examination. The affected buffaloes revealed significantly higher values of WBC and neutrophils count indicating neutrophilic leucocytosis. However other haematological parameters were within the normal range. Blood film revealed no haemoprotozoan infection. Coproscopy did not exhibit any parasitic egg/ova/cyst/oocyst. Significant increase in glucose level, indirect bilirubin level, blood urea nitrogen, serum creatinine, ALT and AST enzyme activities was observed in the serum samples of affected buffaloes. A significant decrease was observed in electrolytes viz., sodium, potassium, iCa and chlorides. Present study concludes that marked changes in haematological and serum biochemical profile observed in rumen impaction cases may be useful in understanding the pathogenesis, treatment and prognosis of the disease.
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