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The Levels of Trace Elements and Macrominerals in Calves with Sepsis
Alparslan COSKUN1, Ugur AYDOGDU2, Hasan GUZELBEKTES3, Ismail SEN3,4
1Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sivas Cumhuriyet University, TR-58140 Sivas - TURKEY
2Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Balikesir University, TR-10145 Balikesir - TURKEY
3Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Selcuk University, TR-42003 Konya - TURKE
4Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University, 720044 Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2019.23187 The aim of this study was to determine the levels of macrominerals and trace elements in the blood of newborn calves with sepsis. The study was carried out on a total of 30 calves, aged 2-35 days old, of which 25 with sepsis and 5 healthy. In clinical examination, an increase was observed in the capillary refill time and tachypnea in calves with sepsis. The levels of Cu, P and K in calves with sepsis were higher compared to the control group, and the levels of Na, total and ionized Ca, Fe, Zn and S were also lower compared to the control group. In conclusion, in this study, significant increase in K and Cu concentrations and significant decrease in Na and Ca concentrations were found in calves with sepsis. According to the results, K, Cu, Na and Ca may have important roles in the pathophysiology of sepsis. Keywords : Calves, Macromineral, Sepsis, Trace elements