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Int. J. Livest. Res.. 2012; 2(1): 201-207

Incidence of Postparturient Indigestion (PPI) Associated With Hepatic Disorders and Production Diseases in Buffaloes

Padmaja Katta, Rao D.S.T.


Of 320 buffaloes within 60 days after calving, with the history of reduced feed intake and decreased milk yield presented, 90 (28.13%) buffaloes were found suffering with PPI. On detailed clinical examination and urinalysis, it was observed that 43 (47.78%) buffaloes had hepatic insufficiency, 27 (30 %) buffaloes had production diseases and 20 (22.22 %) buffaloes had PPI alone. Out of 43 buffaloes of hepatic insufficiency, 23 (25.56 %) had hepatic insufficiency alone, 20 (22.22 %) had hepatic insufficiency and production diseases, 10 (11.11 %) had hepatic insufficiency with sub clinical hypocalcaemia and 10 (11.11 %) had hepatic insufficiency with sub clinical ketosis. Out of 27 buffaloes with incidence of PPI in relation to production diseases, 14 (15.56 %) had sub-clinical hypocalcaemia and 13 (14.44 %) had sub-clinical ketosis. Thus, indicating that PPI in buffaloes is primarily associated with hepatic disorders followed by sub-clinical production diseases.

Key words: Postparturient indigestion, Buffaloes, Incidence, Hepatic Disorders, Production Diseases.

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