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Effect of Melatonin Supplementation on Biochemicals Parameters in Buffalo Calves under Summer Stress

Vijay D. Domple; Vidhyalakshmi G. M.; S.S. Dangi; Vijay Yadav; Pankaj Patel; M.C. Pathak; M. Sarkar; G. Singh; V.P. Maurya.

Aim: Study of 42 days was planned to evaluate the effect of melatonin on biochemicals parameters in buffalo calves under summer stress.
Materials and Methods: Murrah buffalo bull calves divided into two groups viz., control (CG) and treatment (TG) group (n=6). TG received melatonin @ 18 mg/50 kg body weight, subcutaneously (s/c), on 1st and 20th day of experiment. Blood samples collected at 7 days interval on 0th, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 35th and 42nd days.
Results: The study revealed that in CG animals serum LPO activity at 21st, 28th, 35th and 42nd days, ALT activity at 0th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 35th and 42nd days and AST activity at 35th and 42nd days was found significantly (p

Key words: Buffalo Calves;Heat Stress;Melatonin;Biochemical Parameters

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