Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 50 issue 3 (june 2016) : 438-441

Effect of age, sex, lactation and non-lactating stages on plasma total and HDL-cholesterol in Jaffarabadi buffaloes

Ninan Jacob*1, J.S. Arya, P.U. Gajbhiye2
1<p>Dept. of Veterinary Physiology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry,&nbsp;Anand Agricultural University, Anand &ndash; 388 001, India</p>
Cite article:- Jacob*1 Ninan, Arya J.S., Gajbhiye2 P.U. (2016). Effect of age, sex, lactation and non-lactating stages on plasma total andHDL-cholesterol in Jaffarabadi buffaloes . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 50(3): 438-441. doi: 10.18805/ijar.9371.

The study was conducted on male and female Jaffarabadi buffaloes (total 132) of various ages and physiological stages (lactating and non-lactating) maintained under standard feeding and managemental conditions followed at the Cattle Breeding Farm, Junagadh Agricultural University, Gujarat, to understand the variation in total cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol levels. Age significantly (P < 0.05) affected the plasma total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol levels in all the groups under study. Significant   (P < 0.05) differences were also observed between the females and males at 1 week and 6 month age for total cholesterol and at 1 week, 1 month and 6 month age for HDL-cholesterol levels. Significant (P < 0.05) difference existed between different months of lactation for plasma total cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol. The levels of both the parameters were not significantly higher in pregnant than in non-pregnant Jaffarabadi buffaloes.

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