Copper deficiency in Creole goat kids

Authors
Draksler, Diana; Nuñez, Martha Susana; Apella, Maria Cristina; Aguero Villoldo, Maria Graciela; Gonzalez, Silvia Nelina
Publication Year
2002
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Serum copper determination is important to confirm hypocupremia. Twenty healthy kids constituted the Control Group, and sixteen kids with symptoms of copper deficiency, the Problem Group. Animals from the Problem Group showed a low number of red blood cells (RBC) and variations in RBC size and shape. The values found for hemoglobin and mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) in the Control Group were 10.42 ± 1.34 g·dL-1 and 33.07 ± 1.11 g·dL-1 respectively, while the levels of the Problem Group were 7.95 ± 1.21 g·dL-1 and 29.45 ± 0.78 g·dL-1, respectively. The kids from the Problem Group presented an important increase in monocytes, neutrophiles and leukocytes; precursor cells of the neutrophile were also observed. The anemia of these animals was hypochromic and macrocytic. Our results indicate the Creole kids with serum copper levels > 450 μg·L-1 improved after treatment with copper glycinate. The six goats with cupremia < 450 μg·mL-1 were unable to improve their deficiency and died.
Fil: Draksler, Diana. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tucumán. Centro de Referencia para Lactobacilos; Argentina
Fil: Nuñez, Martha Susana. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tucumán. Centro de Referencia para Lactobacilos; Argentina
Fil: Apella, Maria Cristina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tucumán. Centro de Referencia para Lactobacilos; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales e Instituto Miguel Lillo; Argentina
Fil: Aguero Villoldo, Maria Graciela. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia. Instituto de Bioquímica Clínica Aplicada; Argentina
Fil: Gonzalez, Silvia Nelina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tucumán. Centro de Referencia para Lactobacilos; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia; Argentina
Subject
ANEMIA
COPPER
CREOLE GOAT
DEFICIENCY
ENZOOTIC ATAXIA
Otras Producción Animal y Lechería
Producción Animal y Lechería
CIENCIAS AGRÍCOLAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/54890