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TRACE ELEMENT LEVELS IN REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS OF MURRAH BUFFALOES

V.S. Malik, Shashi Nayyar and Rajesh Jindal
Department of Veterinary Physiology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana - 141004, India

DOI:
Page Range:
56-58
Article ID:
ARCC1562
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Abstract
Eight female genitalia of Murrah buffaloes were obtained from Saharanpur abattoir and the
reproductive organs were separated as ovaries (left and right), oviduct (left and right), uterine horns
(left and right), uterus, cervix and vagina. The concentrations of iron, copper, zinc and manganese
were estimated with the help of atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The results revealed that the
ovaries contained the highest concentration of iron. Zinc and manganese were higher in the oviduct.
The cervix had higher levels of iron and copper as compared to the vaginal tissue. Uterine and
vaginal tissues exhibited the lower concentrations of iron, copper, zinc and manganese.
Keywords
Buffaloes, Reproductive organs, Trace elements.
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