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Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences

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Abstract

Plasma administration was studied in newborn calves with failure of passive colostral transfer (FPCT). Eighteen sick Holstein calves with FPCT (Experimental group) and 6 healthy Holstein calves known to have consumed colostrum (Control group) were used as a materials. Failure of passive colostral transfer was confirmed by a negative gluteraldehyde coagulation test (GACT). Calves with FPCT were weighed on presentation and were randomly divided in to three groups (each group consisted of 6 calves) in those treatment was designed as follows; Experimental group I (EG I) calves were treated with antimicrobials, fluids, various supportive measures, and plasma transfusion was given at the dose of 30 ml/kg body weight. Experimental group II (EG II) calves were treated with antimi-crobials, fluids, various supportive measures, and plasma transfusion was given at the dose of 40 ml/kg body weight. Experimental group III (EG III) calves were treated with antimicrobials, fluids and various supportive measures. The mean concentrations of serum total protein were significantly greater in calves of control group as compared to calves of EGI, EGII and EGIII (p

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