Article Id: ARCC3255 | Page : 67 - 69
Citation :- SERUM ENZYME LEVELS IN FERTILE AND INFERTILE BUFFALO AND CATTLE BULLS.Indian Journal of Animal Research.2006.(40):67 - 69
C.S. Bahga, K. Kathpalia and O.S. Parmar
Address : Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - 141 004, India


Serum transminases and phosphatases were assayed in fertile and infertile cattle and
buffalo bulls. Serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) did not differ significantly in
relation to fertility and species. Serum glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase (SGOT) was higher
in infertile than fertile bulls in both the species. The values were higher in cattle than buffalo
bulls. The differences were non-significant. Acid phosphatase did not differ significantly in
relation to fertility though the value was 20.28 per cent higher in infertile buffalo bulls. Higher
values were obtained in buffalo (3.85±0.68 KA units) compared to cattle 1.91±0.51 KA units).
Alkaline phosphatase was higher by 90.99 per cent in cattle and 44.67 per cent in buffalo
infertile bulls. The values were significantly (P<0.01) higher in buffalo bulls (9.53±0.93 KA
units) compared to that in cattle (4.84±0.74 KA units). It is concluded that serum acid- and
alkaline phosphatase activities were elevated in infertile bulls and relatively more in buffalo
compared to cattle bulls. The role of this enzyme in male reproduction and in different species
of livestock needs further elucidation


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