A Survey on Serum Gamma glutamyl transferase, Aspartate transaminase, Alkaline phosphatase and Bilirubin Changes in Theileriotic Cattle (Mediterranean coast fever)



Otrjective: To determine serum ALP, AST, GGT and bilirubin changes in theileriotic cows. (Mediterranean coasl fever). Design: Case- Control study. Animals: Fifty theileriotic cattle reffered to Veterinary i#:]"t of Shahid Chamran University and fifty healthy Procedure: The cows were examined and their clinical
signs were recorded. In theileriotic and healthy cows serum concentrations of ALP, AST, GGT and bilirubin were determined. Statistical analysis: ANOVA and t-test. Results: In this study, lymph nodes enlargment was seen in 907a of cases. Fever and abnormal mucous membranes were seen in 607o. The mean values of ALP, AST, GGT, total bilirubin and direct bilirubin were 69.3 ull,62 ull,10.6 u/1, 0.58 mg/dl and 0.38 mg/dl, respectively. Furthermore, there was a significant difference between affected and healthy cows (P<0.01). In addition, ALP showed a significant difference between two age groups in affected and healthy cows (P<0.05). Conclusion: On the basis of the results of this study it seems that hepatopathy has an important role in pathogenesis of theileriosis