Survey of critical clinico-pathological values in relation to neonatal diseases in Korean native neonatal calves
Lee, S.O.; Park, M.K.; Shah, D.H.; Park, J.H. and Chae, J.S. (2005) Survey of critical clinico-pathological values in relation to neonatal diseases in Korean native neonatal calves. Indian Veterinary Journal, 82 (10). pp. 1049-1052.
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In all, 256 neonatal calves (196 (76.5%) ill and 60 (23.5%) normal) up to one month of age, from 3 organized dairy farms from Jeonbuk province in Korea were investigated during the period from September 1998 to August 1999. The mean (± SD) serum IgG, globulin, protein, glucose and plasma protein were significantly (p<0.05) lower while plasma fibrinogen, A/G ratio and total leukocyte count were significantly (p<0.05) higher in calves died due to critical illness during neonatal period of up to one month of age. The most frequent ailments affecting calves were gastrointestinal diseases (57%) followed by mixed infections of respiratory and gastrointestinal tract (17.6%). Routine monitoring of critical clinico-pathological values may be an effective biochemical approach for an early diagnosis and timely treatment of neonatal diseases to increase calf survival rates.
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