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Oxidative stress profile during postpartum period in Surti goats
First Online 20-05-2016|
Present study was conducted to investigate postpartum oxidative stress in 20 Surti goats. Blood samples were collected on 0, 7th, 14th, 21st, 30th and 45th days postpartum and analysed for Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Glutathione Peroxidase (GPx), lipid peroxidation (LPO), reduced Glutathione (GSH) and uric acid. SOD differed significantly between 0, 14th and 21st day postpartum. GPx was significantly low on 14th day and then increased significantly (P<0.01) up to 45th day. Significant (P<0.01) difference was observed between days except 0 and 21st. LPO increased significantly (P<0.01) from 0 to 14th day and then decreased non-significantly up to 45th day. Reduced glutathione was significantly (P<0.05) higher on 0 day. Uric acid was lowest on 0 day and highest on 45th day however they were non-significantly different on 7th, 14th, 30th and 45th day. It can be summarized that on 14th day post kidding, the values of SOD, GPx and GSH were lowest while LPO was highest. Uric acid was significantly (P<0.01) low on the day of kidding. Thus it may be concluded that in Surti goats the period from 0 day to 14th day postpartum is most stressful and critical care should be taken during this period. GPx, SOD along with LPO and GSH can be used as marker of stress during postpartum period.
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