[The effect of the light schedule on biochemical indicators in the blood, serum and urine of heifers during their estrus cycle].

Abstract

The dynamics of 38 biochemical parameters of blood, serum and urine was studied in ten heifers during their oestrous cycle in a light house (80-340 lux) and a dark small house (10-40 lux). In the light stable a significant influence (P less than 0.05) was found to be exerted on five parameters and in the dark stable nine parameters, four being influenced in the same way in both houses: haematocrit value and haemoglobin in blood and cholesterol and progesterone in serum; the relationship of progesterone content in serum to the days of oestrous cycle was particularly high in the light house. The comparison of the parameters between the groups demonstrated a significant (P less than 0.05) influence of light regime, exerted on some days of the oestrous cycle upon the levels of inorganic phosphorus, total protein and aspartate aminotransferase activity (AST) in serum and upon haematocrit, haemoglobin and ketone bodies in the blood of heifers. However, the light regime did not influence the levels of progesterone which were somewhat higher in the light house but with no statistically significant difference from the dark house. A significant difference between the groups was obtained in the levels of sodium and phosphorus in urine (P less than 0.05) between the first and tenth days of the oestrous cycle. No differences in the oestrous cycle between the heifers in the light and dark stables were recorded. Neither was the duration of heat influenced significantly; it was only less manifest in the dark stable.

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@article{Urbanov1983TheEO, title={[The effect of the light schedule on biochemical indicators in the blood, serum and urine of heifers during their estrus cycle].}, author={Jana Urbanov{\'a} and J Drybc{\'a}k and Zdenek Veznik and Bohuslav Vojt{\'i}{\vs}ek and Pavel Alexa and V Holc{\'a}k and P. Kal{\'a}b and F Pecka}, journal={Veterinarni medicina}, year={1983}, volume={28 10}, pages={577-84} }