Comparison of serum procalcitonin, haptoglobin and C-reactive protein levels in goats with Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis

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Akgul G., Akgul M. B., Ozen D., Demirbilek S.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL RESEARCH, vol.52, pp.1778-1781, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.18805/ijar.b-932
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1778-1781
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


This study was conducted to investigate the response of acute phase proteins, mainly Haptoglobin, C-reactive protein, Procalcitonin and the negative acute phase response, especially albumin in goats suffering from C. pseudotuberculosis. A total of 19 Turkish hair goats between the ages of 1.5 and 2 years in a special dairy farm was selected for the study, consisting of 9 healthy animals and 10 with C. pseudotuberculosis. There was a statistically significant difference in serum haptoglobin, C-reactive protein, procalcitonin and albumin levels in goats with C. pseudotuberculosis, compared to the control group (p<0.05). The results showed that Haptoglobin, C-reactive protein and Procalcitonin produce a higher, and Alb a lower, response in goats with C. pseudotuberculosis compared to the control. The presented study suggests that C. pseudotuberculosis can influence the level of acute phase proteins in goats. These results indicate that monitoring a number of acute phase proteins can increase the diagnostic information available for this disease.