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INTAS POLIVET
Year : 2020, Volume : 21, Issue : 2
First page : ( 367) Last page : ( 369)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Evaluating impact of trace mineral supplementation during late gestation on dairy cows immunoglobulin status and calf viability

Chouhan Yassar1, Pande Nishi2,*, Agrawal Rajesh3, Bhavna4, Sharma Utsav5

Division of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics Faculty of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-J (SKUAST-J)R.S. Pura, Jammu - 181102 (Jammu and Kashmir)

1Veterinary Assistant Surgeon, Sheep Husbandry Department, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-J (SKUAST-J)R.S. Pura, Jammu - 181102 (Jammu and Kashmir)

2Assistant Professor, Division of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics Faculty of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-J (SKUAST-J)R.S. Pura, Jammu - 181102 (Jammu and Kashmir)

3Associate Professor, Division of Veterinary Medicine, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-J (SKUAST-J)R.S. Pura, Jammu - 181102 (Jammu and Kashmir)

4Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Bihar Veterinary College, BASU, Patna

5Professor and Head, Division of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics Faculty of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-J (SKUAST-J)R.S. Pura, Jammu - 181102 (Jammu and Kashmir)

*Corresponding author. E-mail: drnishi1976@gmail.com

Online Published on 20 April, 2022.

Abstract

The study was conducted in 20 Holstein Friesian crossbred pluriparous cows in late pregnancy to determine the impact of trace mineral supplementation on cow's immunoglobulin status and neonatal calf vitality. The cows were randomly allocated to either group: control (I, n=10) or supplement (II, n=10, fed chelated trace mineral mixture of zinc, manganese, copper and cobalt @ 7 grams plus 2.5 mg of potassium iodide/head/day in addition to routine farm feeding for six weeks before expected calving). Blood samples were collected and total immunoglobins were estimated in serum. Calf viability parameters till four weeks of age were recorded. Improved total Ig status of dams and calf vigor in terms of lesser time for sternal recumbency (TSR), time taken to stand and lower incidence of calf scours till four weeks of age was recorded in supplemented cows.

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Keywords

Calf viability, Cow, Immunoglobulin, Mineral.

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