Butaphosphan and cyanocobalamin treatment of pregnant ewes: Metabolic effects and potential prophylactic effect for pregnancy toxaemia


Temizel E. M. , Batmaz H., Keskin A., Orman A. , Gencoglu H., Catik S., ...More

SMALL RUMINANT RESEARCH, vol.125, pp.163-172, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 125
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.smallrumres.2015.02.016
  • Title of Journal : SMALL RUMINANT RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-172

Abstract

The effect of administration of butaphosphan and cyanocobalamin on the prophylaxis of pregnancy toxaemia in ewe was investigated. Moreover, the effects of these compounds on body weight gain and biochemical metabolism of pregnant ewe was assessed. A total of 59 pregnant Kivircik crossbred ewes were used in this study. Group I (n: 15) was administered butaphosphan and cyanocobalamin three times before delivery at 1-week intervals. Group II (n: 15) was administered butaphosphan and cyanocobalamin three times before delivery at 3-day intervals. Group III (n: 15) was administered 0.9% NaCl three times before delivery at 1-week intervals. Group IV (n: 14) was administered 0.9%NaCI three times before delivery at 3-day intervals. Six blood samples Were taken from each ewe four times before delivery and two times after delivery. Haematological and biochemical analyses were performed.