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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2014 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 217-222
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2014.217.222  
Blood Constituents of Buffaloes in Response to Prognosis and Duration of Uterine Torsion
Mahmoud R. Abd Ellah , Derar R.I. Derar and Gaber A. Megahed
 
Abstract: The present study aimed to evaluate the changes in the total antioxidants capacity, biochemical and haematological constituents in relation to the duration and prognosis of Uterine Torsion (UT) in buffaloes. A total number of 16 buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) were presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Assiut University, Egypt with a history of dystocia. Animals were classified according to the duration of uterine torsion into two groups: group I (Torsion was lasted for 12-24 h, n = 7) and group II (Torsion was lasted for 24-48 h, n = 9). Buffaloes also were classified according to the prognosis of uterine torsion into three groups: very good prognosis group (n = 4), good prognosis group (n = 7) and fair prognosis group (n = 3). Results revealed that there were significant decreases in serum total proteins, albumin and globulins levels in buffaloes that suffered from UT till 24 and 48 h and also in buffaloes with very good prognosis compared with the control group. Serum Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and Creatinine phosphokinase (CK) activities were significantly higher in all buffaloes with UT compared with the control group. On the other hand, there was a significant increase in serum blood urea nitrogen and a significant decrease in serum phosphorus levels only in animals classified according to the prognosis. There was a significant increase in serum total antioxidants capacity in all buffaloes suffered from UT in relation to duration and prognosis of uterine torsion compared with the control group, associated with insignificant changes in serum malondialdehyde levels. In conclusion, serum AST, CK and total antioxidants can be used as indicators for the duration and prognosis of uterine torsion in water buffaloes.
 
How to cite this article:
Mahmoud R. Abd Ellah, Derar R.I. Derar and Gaber A. Megahed, 2014. Blood Constituents of Buffaloes in Response to Prognosis and Duration of Uterine Torsion. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 13: 217-222.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2014.217.222
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=javaa.2014.217.222