The Levels of Trace Elements and Macrominerals in Calves with Sepsis

COŞKUN A. , AYDOĞDU U., Guzelbektes H., Sen I.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.26, no.3, pp.351-355, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.9775/kvfd.2019.23187
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-355


The aim of this study was to determine the levels of macrominerals and trace elements in the blood of newborn calves with sepsis.The study was carried out on a total of 30 calves, aged 2-35 days old, of which 25 with sepsis and 5 healthy. In clinical examination, prolonged capillary refill time and tachypnea were observed in calves with sepsis. The levels of Cu, K, P and Sin calves with sepsis were higher compared to the control group, and the levels of Na, total and ionized Ca, Fe and Zn were also lower compared to the control group. In conclusion, in this study, significant increase in K and Cu concentrations and significant decrease in Na and Ca concentrations were found in calves with sepsis. According to the results, K, Cu, Na and Ca may have important roles in the pathophysiology of sepsis.