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INTAS POLIVET
Year : 2020, Volume : 21, Issue : 2
First page : ( 416) Last page : ( 418)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Hypocuprosis in buffaloes - A clinico-diagnostic study

Madhuri K. Sudha, Rani N. Lakshmi1,*, Rao V. Vaikunta, Krishna N.V.V. Hari

Department of Veterinary MedicineNTR College of Veterinary ScienceSri Venkateswara Veterinary University (SVVU)Gannavaram - 521102 (Andhra Pradesh)

1Professor/Head Department of Veterinary MedicineNTR College of Veterinary ScienceSri Venkateswara Veterinary University (SVVU)Gannavaram - 521102 (Andhra Pradesh)

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

Online Published on 20 April, 2022.

Abstract

The study evaluates prevalence and symptomatology of copper deficiency in buffaloes. Analysis of plasma samples for copper estimation revealed that overall prevalence of copper deficiency in buffaloes was 24.79 percent of which, 18.18 percent had marginal deficiency while 6.61 percent exhibited functional deficiency. The prominent clinical signs in hypocupremic buffaloes were depigmentation of skin and hair coat, anemia, ill thrift lameness/hoof abnormalities, mastitis, diarrhea, reduced milk yield anestrous and repeat breeding.

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Keywords

Buffaloe, Deficiency, Hypocuprosis, Micro-mineral.

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