Clinical and serobiochemical studies on pregnancy toxaemia in does

Uma Rani R., Palanichamy V. and Muruganandan B.

Pregnancy toxemia caused by negative energy balance in late gestation is characterized by hypoglycaemia, ketonaemia , metabolic acidosis and a very high mortality rate. Six pregnant does of 3 to 5 years old, 30 to 40 Kg body weight and 120 to130 days of gestation were referred with a history of having staggering gait and anorexia. The values of blood glucose, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, total protein, albumin and cholesterol were significantly lower and the values of ALP and AST were higher than the healthy pregnant goats. The animals were treated parenterally with 50% Dextrose solution and B Complex. Calcium glutamate, soda bicarbonate and glycerin were given orally and the animals recovered uneventfully on the next day of the treatment. Four does delivered 3 kids and two does delivered 2 kids normally without any complications after two to three weeks of treatment.

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