RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOME BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS IN HEALTHY AND DAIRY COWS WITH SUBCLINICAL KETOSIS

Gülşah Akgül, Sezgin Şentürk, Zafer Mecitoğlu, Fatma Akkaya

Abstract


The aim of the presented study is to compare beta-hydroxy butyric acid (BHBA), glucose (GLU) gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), phosphorus (P), calcium (Ca), and albumin (Alb) values of healthy animals and animals suffering from subclinical ketosis. The material in this study consisted of 15 healthy cows and 15 cows with subclinical ketosis on a commercial dairy farm located in Bursa (Turkey). Significant differences (p<0.001) were observed in BHBA, GLU, and Ca between the two groups. Results of this study might indicate the importance of calcium metabolism in the pathogenesis of the disease.

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