Acta veterinaria 2011 Volume 61, Issue 4, Pages: 383-390
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Prediction of traumatic pericarditis in cows using some serum biochemical and enzyme parameters
Ramin Ali-Gholi, Asl Hashemi M., Asri-Rezaie S., Batebi E., Tamadon A., Ramin S.
An observational study was carried out to determine the indices in serum
biochemical and enzyme parameters that would be useful in predicting the
early diagnosis of traumatic reticulopericarditis (TRP) in cows. Serum
glucose, protein, fibrinogen, bilirubin, BHB, Ca, IP, Mg, ALT, ALP and AST
were investigated in 19 TRP cows confirmed by radiography and the results
were compared to 10 healthy ones in Urmia, Iran. The mean values for glucose,
Ca, Mg, IP and ALT in TRP cows were lower than in healthy cows (p<0.01),
while for protein (Ptn), fibrinogen, bilirubin, BHB, ALP and AST were higher
than in healthy cows (p<0.01). The correlations among parameters under study
revealed that glucose, electrolytes and AST showed the greatest relationships
among themselves and others. The regression results showed equations among
glucose, Mg, AST (R2=0.47, SE=12.1) and Ca, IP, Mg, (R2 = 0.89, SE = 0.35).
Thus, it is concluded that the serum glucose and Ca concentrations could be
the main indices in early diagnosis of TRP in cows. Serum glucose (mg/dl) =
50.7 – [(8.9±3.3) Mg + (.015±0.06) AST] Serum calcium (mg/dl) = 5.38 -
[(0.7±0.2) IP + (0.52±0.14) Mg].
Keywords: biochemical, cow, enzyme parameters, radiography, TRP
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