Camels and Camelids

MINERAL ANTIOXIDANT STATUS IN SERUM AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMATIC CELL COUNT IN CAMEL MILK

Journal Edition: June 2004
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Published On: 01-12-2018 07:17

F.C. Tuteja, S.K. Dixit, A. Deen, A. Bhati and M.S. Sahani
National Research Centre on Camel, Jorbeer, Bikaner-334001 (Rajasthan)

ABSTRACT

Serum Zn, Cu, Co and Fe concentration was estimated in lactating camels having different types of mastitis. Mean serum Zn, Cu and Fe concentration varied non-significantly between negative, subclinical, non-specific and clinical groups (P<0.05). However, Co concentrations in these groups were 1.78 ± 0.12, 1.34 ± 0.18, 1.26 ± 0.10 and 0.70±0.41μg/ml, respectively which were statistically significant among groups (P<0.05).
Mean serum Zn, Cu, Co and Fe status of animals having SCC upto 2.0, 2.0-5.0, 5.0-10.0 and > 10 lacs were 1.30 ± 0.60, 1.56 ± 0.16, 2.42 ± 0.84 and 1.78 ± 0.12; 2.37 ± 0.32, 1.35 ± 0.08, 3.93 ± 0.46 and 1.26 ± 0.10; 2.45 ± 0.51, 0.95 ± 0.14, 2.77 ± 0.71 and 1.41 ± 0.16; 2.60 ± 0.95, 1.25 ± 0.25, 3.35 ± 1.33 and 1.35 ± 0.29 μg/ml, respectively. Here the difference in Serum Zn, Fe and Co concentration varied non-significantly among groups (P<0.05). However, Cu concentration varied significantly among groups (P<0.05).
Key words: Camel, mastitis, mineral anti-oxidant, milk, somatic cell