METABOLIC PROFILE OF DOWNER COW SYNDROME IN CROSSBRED DAIRY CATTLE
Catherine, M. Khatsu and K.M. Alikutty
Fourteen field cases of'Downers' in crossbred dairy cows in Trichur district were studied. Highly significant increase in PCV and significant increase in Hb with no significant change ul ESR, RBC and WBC were observed. Leukocytic responses observed were neutrophilia and eosinopenia. Biochemically, hypocalcaemia, hypophosphataemia, hypoproteinaemia and hypoalbuminaemia were observed.