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Clinical and Haemato-Biochemical Characterization of Calf Diarrhoea

S.K.Sharma and Monika Joshi

Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary & Animal Science, RUVAS, Vallabhnagar, Udaipur 313601, Rajasthan

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2020: 97 (4) - pages 9 to 13
(Received: August, 2019, Accepted: December, 2019)


Calf diarrhoea is one of the most commonly encountered disease syndromes and is signi cant cause of economic losses in dairy industry. In present study, clinical and haemato-biochemical characterization of calf diarrhoea was undertaken on 100 diarrhoeic calves of 0-4 months of age. In diarrhoeic calves, the clinical manifestations as semisolid to watery consistency of faeces, mild to moderate depression, weak and disorganized suckling, mild to moderate dehydration, eyes slightly recess in to orbit and loss of skin elasticity were observed. There was marked haemo-concentration, erythrocytosis, leucocytosis, neutrophilia, lymphopenia, hyponatraemia, hypochloraemia, hypoglycemia, decrease in serum immunoglobulins, hyperkalaemia and hyperproteinaemia in diarrhoeic calves affected with E. Coli infection whereas in diarrhoeic calves affected with mixed enteric infections, anaemia, decreased PCV and TEC, leucocytosis, neutropenia, lymphocytosis, eosinophilia, hyponatraemia, hypokalaemia, hypochloraemia, hypoproteinaemia, hypoglycaemia and decrease in serum immunoglobulins was observed.

Key Words: Clinical, Haemato-Biochemical, Calf Diarrhoea

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