Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences




This study was carried out to investigate serum Ca and P levels in 31 cows with retained placenta (RP) and 8 cows without RP (control group). The RP was observed following normal parturition in 21 cows (RPP), and the remaining 10 cows had RP after abortion (RPA). Serum Ca and P levels did not differ significantly between the cows with RP and the control group (p>0.05). When the cows with RP were subdivided into two groups as the cows with RPP and those with RPA; the difference in the levels of P between these groups and the control group was not significant (p>0.05). However, the average Ca level of the cows with RPP was significantly lower than that of the cows with RPA and the control group (p

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