PREVALENCE OF HYPOTHYRODISM IN CATTLE
Mammen J. Abraham; K. V. Valsafa and A. Rajan
Employing serum protein bound iodine as the marker a survey study was conducted to assess the thyroid status of cattle affected with non-infectious reproductive disorders. Hypothyroidism characterized by low PBI level was encountered in all the repeat breeder cows examined. The studies indicated that there is scope for treating repeat breeders with thyroxine or Iodine supplementation. The dry animals also had relativeiy low PBI level as compared with the lactating and pregnant animals.