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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 245-251
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2009.245.251
 
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Effects of Lameness, Stage of Lactation and Body Condition Score on Some Blood Parameters in Holstein Cows
E. Yaylak, C. Yenisey and K. Seyrek

Abstract:
Effects of lameness, stage of lactation and body condition score on serum AST and ALT activities as well as serum total protein, triglyceride, cholesterol and albumin concentrations in cows was investigated in the present study. Fifty six pure Holstein cows were included in this study. AST, ALT and cholesterol levels were significantly altered by stages of lactation (p<0.05). Total protein, triglyceride, AST, ALT, cholesterol and albumin levels were low at early stages of lactation and dry periods; in the course of time, their concentrations increased. However, in late stages of lactation, serum total protein, triglyceride, AST, ALT, cholesterol and albumin levels declined. No significant alterations were detected in the blood parameters of lame cows. However, AST, ALT and albumin levels were low in cows with a lameness score of 4. Likewise, blood parameters were not affected by body condition. Triglyceride, AST, cholesterol and albumin levels are high in cows with higher body conditions (≥2.75).
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How to cite this article:

E. Yaylak, C. Yenisey and K. Seyrek, 2009. Effects of Lameness, Stage of Lactation and Body Condition Score on Some Blood Parameters in Holstein Cows. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 4: 245-251.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2009.245.251

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2009.245.251

 
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