Journal of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association
Online ISSN : 2186-0211
Print ISSN : 0446-6454
ISSN-L : 0446-6454
Serum Biochemical Analysis in Worthless and Slaughtered Dairy Cows
Masanori YOSHINOHiroshi SUZUKI
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1999 Volume 52 Issue 6 Pages 359-361


Sera components of dairy cows slaughtered as worthless were biochemically analysed, revealing deceased levels of albumin (Alb) and increased levels of glucose (Glu), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and non-esterified fatty acid (NEFA), as compared to the levels of clinically healthy cows. The results suggested that these parameters were useful for the judgement of prognosis in dairy cows. By the cononical discriminant analysis, the worthless cows were shown to have physical conditions with specific AST, NEFA, and creatine kinase (CK) levels as well as nutritional conditions with specific Alb and total cholesterol (Tcho) levels.

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