Hemato-biochemical and blood acid base gas alterations in bovine traumatic pericarditis
The present study was conducted on 12 animals (5 cattle and 7 buffaloes), out of 268 clinical cases (95 cattle and 173 buffaloes) of gastrointestinal disorders, presented for treatment during the study period from May 2009-April 2010. The clinical signs were typical for pericarditis but seven affected animals showed melena or had positive faecal occult blood test, suggesting Type I abomasal ulceration. The traumatic pericarditis affected animals had significantly higher neutrophil count, total bilirubin, aspartate aminotransferase, glucose, globulin, fibrinogen, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine and lactate levels, and significantly lower lymphocyte count, albumin, fibrinogen ratio, calcium, chloride and cholesterol than the control values. The levels of hemoglobin, PCV, WBC, alkaline phosphatase, gamma glutamyl trasferase, total protein, sodium, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium did not differ significantly from the respective control values. Blood gas analysis revealed mix acid base disturbance with significantly lower anion gap than control group. The mean survival time was 13.25±1.37 days.
Biochemistry, blood gas analysis, bovine, melena, survival time, traumatic pericarditis.