Evaluation of zinc in blood of cows suffering from inflammation of udder (mastitis)
1Amjad T. Shaktur1 Ali M. Abohlfaia and 1,2Abdelrahman K. Najjar
1-Department of Intensive Care and Anesthesia, Faculty of Medical Technology, Tripoli University
2- Abosalem trauma Hospital, Tripoli-Libya
Abstract: The aim of the research was to evaluate serum zinc concentration in the experimental animals with clinical inflammation of mammary gland. Forty-four cows were divided into four groups: A, B, and C with clinical form of mastitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, and Escherichia coli, respectively, and healthy control group D. Zinc concentration was determined by the atomic absorption specrtrophotometry method. The level of zinc marked low in the blood indices tested was observed in all cows with clinical mastitis. Zinc concentrations were: 108.00, 63.86, and 46,80 μg/dl in groups A, B, and C, respectively, while in the group D, the values was: 116.73 μg/dl for Zn concentration.
[Amjad T. Shaktur Ali M. Abohlfaia and Abdelrahman K. Najjar. Evaluation of zinc in blood of cow suffering from inflammation of udder. J Am Sci 2013;9(6):646-648]. (ISSN: 1545-1003). http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 82
Key words: cows, mastitis, zinc, inflammation. Full Text 82