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Investigations of Oxidant/antioxidant Status and Hemoglobin Biophysical Properties in Buffalo Calves with Special Reference to Inferior Preweaning Vitality

Author(s): W.M. Ahmed | Ghada M. Nabil

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
ISSN 1028-8880

Volume: 10;
Issue: 14;
Start page: 2353;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Oxidant | antioxidant | hemoglobin | buffalo calves | weaning | vitality

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

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