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Incidence And Clinical Vital Parameters In Primary Ketosis Of Murrah Buffaloes

Go to: Abstract The present study was undertaken to ascertain the incidence and clinical vital parameters in cases of primary ketosis in Murrah buffaloes brought to teaching veterinary clinical complex, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar and from adjoining villages of the district Hisar, Haryana, India. The investigation was conducted on 24 clinical cases (out of total 145 screened) of primary ketosis. The diagnosis was confirmed on the basis of clinical signs and significantly positive two tests for ketone bodies in urine (Rothera’s and Keto-Diastix strip test). Data collected were statistically analyzed using independent Student’s t-test. Overall incidence of disease in these areas was found to be 16.55% and all the animals were recently parturited (mean: 1.42±0.14 month), on an average in their third lactation (mean: 2.38±0.30) and exhibited clinical signs such as selective anorexia (refusal to feed on concentrate diet), drastic reduction in milk yield (mean: 64.4±5.35%), ketotic odor from urine, breath, and milk and rapid loss of body condition. All the clinical vital parameters in ketotic buffaloes (body temperature, heart rate, respirat Continue reading >>

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  1. cjd12000

    Dexamethasone for ketosis

    Any one ever is Dex for treatment. Got fresh cow not responding to dextrose. Know you can treat them that way just wondering how effective

  2. Markwright

    RE: Dexamethasone for ketosis

    put it this way: dex won't hurt and has a good chance of helping her.
    when they don't respond to dextrose..that's not ussually good, btw.

  3. Jay NE Ohio

    Re: Dexamethasone for ketosis

    My vet has prescribed Dexamethazone at 10cc added to the dextrose for a maximum of two days in a row. He claims it helps increase their appetite. But if overused, it will decrease their immune system. I tried it, but did not feel that it helped much. Drench with propylene gycol in addition to the IV dextrose seems to work best for me. The Merck Vet manual mentions a therapy using a slow release insulin in addition to the above for severe cases: http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/80900.htm
    I suspect that there is something else working on your cow and that is why she is not responding to the dextrose. Since she is fresh, I suspect mastitis or metritis. Could also be fatty liver, subclinical milk fever, hardware, LDA, ect. Have you tried some calcium (IV or bolus) to see if she responds?

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