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Giuliotti L.,University of Pisa | Lai O.,IZS Lazio and Toscana | Cavallina R.,IZS Lazio and Toscana | Alfieri L.,IZS Lazio and Toscana | And 2 more authors.
Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences | Year: 2014

The aim of this study was to provide the picture of the dynamics of some blood parameters in the native Zerasca sheep breed during the peripartum period. Blood samples were collected from peripheral blood of 14 ewes at different times: from 21 d before lambing to 42 d after. Physiological and immunological parameters were evaluated: aspartate-aminotransferase, creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, non-esterified fatty acids, total protein, total antioxidant capacity, free radicals, serum bactericidal activity and serum lysozyme. One-way repeated measures ANOVA test was performed. Results showed a significant influence of the peripartum and the deviation from the normal range on many parameters. © Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee of Veterinary Sciences &University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn 2015.

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