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Vol. 9, Issue 1, Part M (2024)

Clinical and hematological changes during therapeutic trial on ruminal acidosis in goats

Author(s): Shashi Choudhary, Chanchal Kala, Dharm Singh Meena, Jitendra Kant Nagar, Sunil Kumar Jangid, Sunita Rolania and Punam
Abstract: The present study was conducted to estimate various hematological parameters in acidotic goats in Jaipur, Rajasthan during June, 2020 to December, 2020. A total of 50 clinical cases of ruminal acidosis of different age group, sex and irrespective of breed having the history of ingestion of large quantity of highly fermentable carbohydrate rich diet and showing acidic pH (5.5 or less) of rumen liquor were selected for present investigation. They were randomly divided into five groups of ten animals in each group. Ten healthy goats were also included as healthy control group in the study. Goats were treated with intravenous 7.5% sodium bicarbonate @ 0.9 ml/kg b.wt., oral rumen buffer with live yeast culture (Bufkind®) @ 1 gm/kg b.wt., oral dry ginger powder @ 500 mg/kg b.wt as electuary alone and combination of intravenous sodium bicarbonate with Bufkind and combination of intravenous sodium bicarbonate with dry ginger powder. Blood samples were collected at 0 hour before and at 24, 48 and 72 hours after initiation of treatment for hematological studies. Clinical examination revealed subnormal rectal temperature, increased pulse and respiration rate. Hematological profile of the acidotic goats revealed significant increase in haemoglobin (Hb), packed cell volume (PCV), total leucocyte count (TLC), total erythrocyte count (TEC), and significant increase in leucogram like neutrophilia, eosinophilia and monocytosis and significant decrease in lymphocytes. In all the groups clinical and haematological values were returned to normal physiological range after treatment. All the goats recovered well without any complications. Depending on changes in blood and rumen constituents the present study suggest a recommendation for using dry ginger powder supplementation as 500 mg/kg bwt orally along with intravenous 7.5% sodium bicarbonate @ 0.9 ml/kg b.wt. for treating ruminal acidosis in goats.
Pages: 956-960  |  39 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shashi Choudhary, Chanchal Kala, Dharm Singh Meena, Jitendra Kant Nagar, Sunil Kumar Jangid, Sunita Rolania, Punam. Clinical and hematological changes during therapeutic trial on ruminal acidosis in goats. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2024;9(1):956-960.
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