Details

Title

Evaluation of venous blood gas levels, blood chemistry and haemocytometric parameters in milk fed veal calves at different periods of livestock cycle

Journal title

Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences

Yearbook

2016

Numer

No 4

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Biologiczne i Rolnicze

Abstract

<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>An evaluation of blood chemistry profile in relation to specific stages of livestock cycle can help better understand variations in physiological conditions in order to adjust management systems to animal needs. In addition to basal hematological investigation, the acid-base balance and blood gases are essential tools in evaluating metabolism in calves. The relationship between blood gas parameters, diet and growth should be further investigated.</jats:p><jats:p>The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in acid-base status, blood gases, serum chemistry and hematological parameters in veal calves at different periods of livestock cycle.</jats:p><jats:p>One hundred twenty-eight healthy cross breeding calves were enrolled in a farm in North-East Italy. Blood samplings were carried out from the jugular vein on day 1 (t1), 60 (t2) and 150 (t3) after arrival. Blood gas analysis was performed and hematological parameters were evaluated. One-way ANOVA and Tukey-Kramer post-hoc test were performed to assess differences between blood parameter values at the different periods.</jats:p><jats:p>The main differences in blood gas parameter levels during the livestock cycle concerned pH, Base Excess and HCO</jats:p>

Publisher

Polish Academy of Sciences Committee of Veterinary Sciences ; University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

Date

2016

Identifier

ISSN 1505-1773

DOI

10.1515/pjvs-2016-0094

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