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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (336) Last page : (340)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6351

Analysis of Mineral Content of Serum and Hair Samples of Buffaloes in Gurgaon District of Haryana

Saurabh Baloda, Sajjan Sihag, Promila* and Ravinder Dahiya
Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Sciences,
LLR University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar-125004, Haryana, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: promilav45@gmail.com
Received: 13.03.2018  |  Revised: 15.04.2018   |  Accepted: 18.04.2018  


A survey was conducted to study the mineral composition of serum samples in milch buffaloes in Gurgaon district of Haryana state. From each of the four blocks, three villages were randomly selected. To have a systematic and planned study, all the blocks were included in the survey. From each block, three villages were randomly selected to have a fairly representative sample. From each village, four categories of farmers i.e. landless, small (having up to five acres of irrigated land), medium (five to ten acres of irrigated land) and large (more than ten acres of irrigated land) and having dairy animals were purposefully selected. In each village, five families under each category were interrogated on the prescribed Performa for this study, thus, making a total of 240 families. Result of the study depicted that the average value was highest (0.95 ppm) in block Farrukhnagar and lowest (0.74 ppm) in block Pataudi. Some samples were deficient in Zn as their level was below normal range i.e. 0.8 to 2 ppm. Some of the samples of serum were deficient in Zn and Mn . Nearly 65% and 10% buffalo serum samples were deficient in Ca and P respectively and nearly 40% serum samples were deficient in Cu. The normal level of Zn in hair was 115-135 ppm (O,Mary et al., 1969). Some values obtained under the present investigation were below 115 ppm which was found to be associated with Zn deficiency in buffaloes. Nearly 90 percent of animals had Cu concentration in hair below 8 ppm and Cu level in hair below this was associated with deficiency in cattle. None of the hair samples were deficient in Fe and Mn. So from present study we can conclude that mineral mixture should be added to the animal feed for better production, reproduction and health.

Key words: Survey, Farmers, Minerals, Serum, Hair

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Cite this article: Baloda, S., Sihag, S., Promila and Dahiya, R., Analysis of Mineral Content of Serum and Hair Samples of Buffaloes in Gurgaon District of Haryana, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 336-340 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6351

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