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Serum electrolyte and mineral variations during pregnancy and lactation in Nili-Ravi buffalo.
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PMID:  20039149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of present study was to determine the changes of sodium, potassium, chloride, copper, and zinc in serum of Nili-Ravi buffalo during pregnancy and lactation. The study was carried out on 25 Nili-Ravi buffaloes during March 2008 to February 2009 at Buffalo Research Institute, Pattoki, District Kasur. Blood samples were taken from each buffalo during early pregnancy (Phase EP), i.e., between 1 and 3 months gestation, mid pregnancy (Phase MP), i.e., between 4 and 6 months gestation, late pregnancy (Phase LP), i.e., between 7 and 10 months gestation, and during lactation (Phase LT). Serum sodium, potassium, and chloride were determined on a clinical chemistry analyzer whereas copper and zinc were determined on an atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The mean serum sodium, potassium, and chloride concentrations varied non-significantly (P > 0.05) during pregnancy and lactation. With advancing pregnancy, copper increased and was significantly high (P < 0.05) during late pregnancy whereas during lactation copper concentrations dropped significantly (P < 0.05). The zinc concentrations increased non-significantly during early and mid pregnancy. There were significant differences (P < 0.05) in zinc concentrations during lactation compared with late pregnancy. This study demonstrates that concentrations of serum sodium, potassium, and chloride remain unchanged during pregnancy and lactation whereas serum copper concentrations increased and zinc concentrations decreased with advancing pregnancy because of the demand of the fetus at different periods of pregnancy.
M Saleem Akhtar; Abdul Asim Farooq; Syed Aun Muhammad; Laeeq Akbar Lodhi; C Sikandar Hayat; M Mushtaq Aziz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-12-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biological trace element research     Volume:  137     ISSN:  1559-0720     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol Trace Elem Res     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-18     Completed Date:  2011-01-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911509     Medline TA:  Biol Trace Elem Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  340-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Buffaloes / blood*
Lactation / blood*
Metals / blood*
Minerals / blood*
Pregnancy / blood*
Water-Electrolyte Balance / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Metals; 0/Minerals

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