Calcium and b-hydroxybutyrate serum concentrations in early postpartum of Jersey cows

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-1036    | Article Id: B-1036 | Page : 841-845
Citation :- Calcium and b-hydroxybutyrate serum concentrations in early postpartum of Jersey cows.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2020.(54):841-845
Juan Manuel Pinos-Rodríguez, Belisario Domínguez-Mancera, Francisco Indalecio Juarez-Lagunes and Manuel Barrientos-Morales
Address : School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University Of Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico. Miguel Ángel De Quevedo S/N Esquina Yáñez, Colonia Unidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, México. CP: 91710.
Submitted Date : 19-09-2018
Accepted Date : 21-01-2019


The experiment was conducted to determine serum [Ca2+], â-hydroxybutyrate in blood, milk and urine during peripartum and urinary pH. Ninety Jersey cows were selected during their last month of pregnancy. Five days before calving, at calving and 12, 24, 48 and 72 h after calving blood samples were taken. Ca2+, and â-hydroxybutyrate (â-HB) in blood serum, milk and urine were determined. Correlations and one-way ANOVA were used for the analyses. Calcium and glucose (mmolL-1) decreased throughout the peripartum: Ca2+ [2.65 to 2.31±0.11 (p<0.05)]; glucose [3.74 to 3.11±0.26 (p<0.05)]. NEFA, blood â-HB, urine â-HB and milk â-HB (mmolL-1) increased over time: NEFA [0.36 to 0.45±0.05 (p<0.05)]; blood â-HB [0.69 to 1.29±0.07 (p<0.05)]; urine â-HB [0.10 to 0.37±0.09 p<0.05)]; milk â-HB [0.09 to 0.18±0.04 p<0.05)]. Urine pH did not change: 7.31 to 6.95±0.34 (p>0.05). No correlation was found between b-HB in blood and b-HB in milk. b-HB in blood and milk did not have a functional relationship in Jersey cows that was useful in diagnosing metabolic disorders. 


Calcium Hypocalcemia b-hydroxybutyrate Ketosis.


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