Haemato-biochemical parameters as prognostic indicators in elephant colic

Allwin Boon, A Kalaignan P, R Senthil N
2015 Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health  
Haemato-biochemical parameters were found to be useful prognostic indicators in assessing the severity of colic. Significant increase in packed cell volume (PCV), leucocytosis, neutrophilia and lymphocytosis was observed in case of severe colicky elephants. Significant increase in the blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine levels was observed in moderate and severe colic cases. In severely colicky elephants, the elevation of glucose was found to be double than that of mild and moderate
more » ... elephants. Hypoproteinemia and hypoalbuminemia was observed in all the three groups of colicky elephants. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) was found to be significantly elevated in elephants with moderate and severe colic cases.
doi:10.5897/jvmah2015.0362 fatcat:yps4cd2csbf3poq37ose63aeqm