Evolution of biochemical parameters in post partum cows affected with brucella, in the wilaya of Relizane

  • N Bouhroum
  • B Bensahli
  • A Niar
Keywords: Dairy cow, biochemical profile, brucellosis.


This study was conducted to determine the biochemical parameters of brucella cows during the four months post partum at some farms in Sidi Mhamed Benali (Algeria). We followed and analyzed the blood biochemical profile of 77 dairy cows in year 2009 to 2010. One farm had 26 brucella cows. During the four months, we observed that the cows had brucella serum cholesterol, serum calcium, phosphorus and a normal creatinine at a rate of 1.09 to 1.33 g/l, 87.05 to 94.52 mg/l, 58.52 to 65.57 mg/l and 9.60 to 10.99 g/l, respectively. However, these cows showed hypertriglyceridemia in parallel during the four months of the study, and ranged on average between 0.71 and 0.92 g/l. Regarding blood glucose we observed hyperglycemia around calving at a rate of 0.79 g/l, which stabilized during the four months after calving. In conclusion, hypertriglyceridemia is common in brucellosis. These results could eventually be used for more extensive studies in this area.

Keywords: Dairy cow, biochemical profile, brucellosis.


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