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Investigations of oxidant/antioxidant status and hemoglobin biophysical properties in buffalo calves with special reference to inferior preweaning vitality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19070156     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The present study aimed to investigate oxidant/antioxidants status and some biophysical properties of hemoglobin in preweaning buffalo calves in relation to their vitality. A total number of 253 buffalo calves (2-3 months old) were clinically examined, the vitality of these animals were recorded and blood samples were collected for determination of some oxidant-antioxidant values, as well as some hemoglobin biophysical properties. Results indicated that 38.74% of the examined calves showed preweaning inferior vitality as indicated by dullness, low growth rate, rough coat and signs of scoring. Inferior vitality calves have high malondialdehyde (MDA, p<0.001) and nitric oxide (NO, p<0.001) and low catalase (CAT, p<0.001), superoxide dismutase (SOD, p<0.001), ascorbic acid(p<0.01), glutathione reduced (GSH, p<0.001), total antioxidant capacity (TAC, p<0.001), zinc (Zn, p<0.01), copper (Cu, p<0.01), iron (Fe, p<0.05) and selenium (Se, p<0.001) in their blood. The electrical conductivity and derivatives of hemoglobin non significantly changed due to calf vitality. In conclusion, there is a tight relationship between oxidant/antioxidant status of buffalo-calves and their preweaning vitality.
Authors:
W M Ahmed; Ghada M Nabil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pakistan journal of biological sciences: PJBS     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1028-8880     ISO Abbreviation:  Pak. J. Biol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  2009-01-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247723     Medline TA:  Pak J Biol Sci     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2353-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Animal Reproduction and AI, National Research Center, Giza, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Antioxidants / metabolism*
Biophysics
Buffaloes* / growth & development,  physiology
Hemoglobins / metabolism*
Oxidants / metabolism*
Weaning*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antioxidants; 0/Hemoglobins; 0/Oxidants

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