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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 3192-3198

Prevalence, Clinicohaemato-Biochemical Alterations in Colibacillosis in Neonatal Calves
S. Shekhar1*, R. Ranjan1, C.V. Singh2 and P. Kumar3
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra (ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack), Koderma, Jharkhand, India
2ICAR-CRURRS (ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack), Hazaribag, Jharkhand, India
3Ranchi Veterinary College, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
*Corresponding author

Diarrhoea is one of the most important problems of neonatal calves causing huge economic loss to dairy industry. 250 faecal samples were collected from diarrhoeic calves up to 1 months of age from different unorganized dairy farms located in Koderma district of Jharkhand. 104 faecal samples were found positive for E. coli with a prevalence of 41.6 %. The prevalence was higher in male calves of below 3 days of age. Incidence of diarrhoea in calves was more after onset of rains and continued till the end of winter and autumn. 30 E. coli affected diarrhoeic calves and 6 clinically normal healthy calves were taken to investigate the hemato-biochemical profiles. Analysis of blood and serum samples of the diarrhoeic calves revealed significant increase in Hb, PCV, TEC, TLC, TP, K, and chloride while significant decrease in serum Na and glucose level were recorded. However, no significant changes were observed in ALT and AST.

Keywords: Calf, E. coli, Diarrhoea, Prevalence, Hyponatremia, Hyperkalaemia.

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Shekhar, S., R. Ranjan, C.V. Singh and Kumar, P. 2017. Prevalence, Clinicohaemato-Biochemical Alterations in Colibacillosis in Neonatal Calves.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 3192-3198. doi:
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