268/19 | Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Preslaughter Stress in Banyuwangi Cattle During Transport

Muhammad Thohawi Elziyad Purnama, Winda Kusuma Dewi, Shabrina Fauzia Prayoga, Nadia Marva Triana, Bondan Sigit Purnomo Aji, Faisal Fikri and Iwan Sahrial Hamid

Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia, 60115

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal December 2019 : 96 (12) - pages 50 to 52
(Received: July, 2019, Accepted: September, 2019)


A total of 80 serum and saliva samples of cattle were taken under conditions before transportation (T1), after transportation (T2), rest period (T3), after stunning (T4) and after slaughtered (T5). Serum and saliva tested using the Cortisol ELISA immunoassay method. The remaining serum was used to measure Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Malondialdehyde (MDA) and Glutathione Peroxidase (GPx) level. Areas of the brain i.e. the hypothalamus, hippocampus, brain stem, and cerebellum were tested for Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Glutathione Peroxidase (GPx) and mitochondrial metabolic activity. The results showed signicant differences (p<0.05) during the transportation until slaughtered. The pro le of brain metabolism shown after the slaughter

Key Words: Preslaughter stress, transport, Banyuwangi cattle

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