The Clinical-Chemical Parameters, Serum Lipoproteins and Fatty Infiltration of the Liver in Ketotic Cows

Authors: Mutlu SEVİNÇ, Abdullah BAŞOĞLU, İsmail ÖZTOK, Mustafa SANDIKÇI, Fatih BİRDANE

Abstract: The objective of this study was to provide a unique insight into the relationship between ketosis and fat cow syndrome using clinical-chemical parameters, serum lipoproteins and histopathological changes of the liver. The cholesterol and protein concentrations were significantly lower in the ketotic cows (p<0.05) than in the controls. The glucose and HDL-cholesterol levels were significantly lower in the ketotic cows (p<0.01) than controls.The total bilirubin, CPK levels (p<0.05), and direct bilirubin, albumin levels (p<0.01) were significantly higher in the than controls. The percentage of fatty in filtration of the liver parenchyma varied from 27 to 42 percent in seven ketotic caws and was 13 per cent in one ketotic cow. In light of this a relationship was established between postpartum clinical ketosis and fat cow syndrome.

Keywords: Lipoprotein, Fat cow syndrome, Ketotic cows.

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