The Relationship Between Parturient Paresis and Fat Cow Syndrome in Dairy Cows

Authors: Mutlu SEVİNÇ, Veysi ASLAN

Abstract: This study was conducted to find out the association between parturient parasis and fatty liver. Ionized and normalized calcium concentrations in the plasma and blood pH, HCO 3 , PO 2 , BE various metabolic profiles (P, Mg, Na, K, ALT, fosfolipid, protein, CPK, albumine, cholesterol) in the serum samples were evaluated in order to reach a diagnostic and therapeutic results. All the cows were subjected to clinical and laboratory determinations and percutaneous liver biopsy was provided. The blood pH, HCO 3 , BE, ICa ++ , TCa ++ , P, Mg, ALT and fosfolipid concentrations were significantly (p<0.001) lower, in a contrast the value of CPK was significantly (p<0.001) elevated. The evaluation of biopsy specimens of the both experimental and control groups of cows revealed that, 70 percent of cows in the experimental group had varying degrees of fatty liver while, cows in the control group had no evidence of fatty liver.

Keywords: Parturient parasis, Fat cow syndrome, Dairy cows

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