Constituintes sangüíneos de bovinos recém-nascidos das raças Nelore (Bos indicus) e Holandesa (Bos taurus) e de bubalinos (Bubalus bubalis) da raça Murrah
Alternative titleBlood constituents of the newborn Nelore cattle (Bos indicus), Holstein cattle (Bos taurus), and Murrah buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)
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Newborn Holstein-Friesian and Nelore cattle and Murrah buffalo blood samples were collected for hemograma and serum constituents testing. Results indicated that: 1. buffalo red blood cell (RBC) counts were lower than RBC counts for cattle during the first 30 days after birth; 2. buffalo leukocytes, neutrophil and lymphocyte counts increased in older animals; 3. The highest fibrinogen levels occurred in older calves; 4. buffalo glucose levels were lower than Nelore cattle and decreased in the older calves; 5. buffalo iron, urea, and aspartate aminotransferase levels were higher than in cattle with the highest concentration at the time of birth; 6. cattle bilirubin and alanine aminotranferase levels were higher than buffalo with the highest value at the time of birth; 7. alkaline phosphatase and gammaglutamyltransferase activities were lower in the older calves; 8. buffalo magnesium levels were higher than cattle with lower concentrations at the time of birth..