Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 49 issue 6 (december 2015) : 834-836

Immunological profiles of lactating and mastitis crossbred cattle

Kuldeep Rai*, Manju Ashutosh, Sakainder Singh, Ashok Baindha, Virendra Kumar, Navav Singh
1<p>ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute,&nbsp;Karnal-132 001, India.</p>
Cite article:- Rai* Kuldeep, Ashutosh Manju, Singh Sakainder, Baindha Ashok, Kumar Virendra, Singh Navav (NaN). Immunological profiles of lactating and mastitis crossbred cattle . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 49(6): 834-836. doi: 10.18805/ijar.7047.

In order to assess the immune profiles of lactating and mastitis crossbred cows, blood samples were collected weekly for one month from early, mid and late lactating cows and once from clinical and subclinical mastitis cows. Immune markers nitric oxide, tumor necrosis factor a and immunoglobulin G were estimated in blood plasma. A concurrent significant (P<0.05) fall in IgG concentration was noted in clinical mastitis cows  and was highest during mid lactation in lactating cows. The clinical and subclinical mastitis cows had significantly (P<0.05) high levels of TNF-a and were non-detectable in lactating cows. Plasma NO level exhibited a massive rise (P<0.05) in mastitis cows (clinical and subclinical), the levels were significantly (P<0.05) higher than in the normal lactating states.

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