Theriogenology Insight: 5(1): 33-40, April, 2015
DOI Number: 10.5958/2277-3371.2015.00003.0
Prognostic tests for uterine torsion
affected buffaloes
Kamlesh Jeengar 1 *, Govind Narayan Purohit 2 , Jitendra
Singh Mehta 2 , Vikas Choudhary 3 , Ashutosh Tripathi 4
1 Veterinary Officer, T.M.V.U., Suwana, District Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India.
2,4 Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary and Animal
Science, Bikaner-334001, Rajasthan, India.
3 Agriculture Finance Officer, Central Bank of India, Allot, Indore, India.
*Corresponding author -
Twenty-five female buffaloes suffering from uterine torsion were presented to the
clinic of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, CVAS, Bikaner for treatment.
Three times blood samples were obtained from 25 buffaloes with uterine torsion
(at the time of presentation of the animal, 1 h and 24 h after fetal delivery) and 5
healthy buffaloes to investigate the relationship between concentrations of SGOT
(serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase), SGPT (serum glutamic-pyruvic
transaminase), Bilirubin, serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN). The
aim of this study was to investigate related alterations in these blood constituents.
There were significant (P < 0.01) increases in SGOT, SGPT, Bilirubin, serum
creatinine and BUN in the affected buffaloes, possibly due to high uterine tissue
damage. It may be inferred that torsion may lead to imbalance in biochemical
profiles that affect the proper functioning of the uterine musculature. Buffaloes
subjected to uterine torsion are associated with hepatic and renal dysfunction.
In conclusion, concentration of above parameters can be used as a prognostic
indicator for the occurrence of uterine torsion in buffaloes.
Keywords: SGOT, SGPT, Bilirubin, Creatinine, BUN
Uterine torsion occurs in a pregnant uterine horn and is defined as the twisting of
the uterus on its longitudinal axis (Purohit et al., 2011a). It is a major condition
affecting buffaloes during late pregnancy (Foud and El-Sawaf , 1964; Verma et al.,