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Glucose tolerance test in the assessment of endocrine pancreatic function in cows before and after surgical correction of left diplaced abomasum

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Author(s): Šamanc Horea | Stojić Velibor | Kirovski Danijela | Pudlo P. | Vujanac Ivan

Journal: Acta Veterinaria
ISSN 0567-8315

Volume: 59;
Issue: 5-6;
Start page: 513;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: cow | displacement of abomasum | glucose tolerance test

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to examine the secretory capacity of endocrine pancreas beta cells in healthy cows and cows suffering from left displaced abomasum (LDA) by determination of glucose and insulin concentrations in the peripheral circulation during glucose tolerance test (GTT). A total of twenty healthy cows (Control group) and twenty cows suffering from left abomasal displacement (Experimental group) were chosen for this study. Cows in the control group were exposed to GTT once, while cows in the experimental group were exposed on the day, day 3 and day 6 after the diagnosis of LDA, as well as 3 days after surgical treatment and reposition of the abomasum. Initial blood glucose concentrations in healthy cows were significantly lower than in the cows suffering from LDA only on day 3 (P
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