African Journal of Biotechnology

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Study on the alteration of bubaline blood biochemical composition owing to slaughter

Anirban Guha, Ruby Guha, Sandeep Gera


Bubaline blood biochemistry as affected by slaughter was the agenda for this work. Blood samples were collected from 30 buffaloes from abattoirs before and at slaughter. After biochemical and statistical analysis (mean was compared with t-test), it was observed that the albumin, lactate dehydrogenase and creatine kinase increased (p < 0.05), while globulin, urea nitrogen and creatinine decreased (p < 0.05) significantly. Significant (p < 0.01) increase in glucose and cholesterol, and marginal variation in concentration of total protein and biliurubin were observed. The macro-minerals of the blood were observed to have decreased significantly (p < 0.01) at slaughter. Sodium and chloride decreased, potassium was observed to have increased highly significantly (p < 0.01) due to slaughter. Slaughter induced changes in blood biochemical profile in buffaloes as reported here are of significance in commercial biomedical use of this connective tissue.

Keywords: Biochemistry, blood, buffalo, slaughter
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