Ascorbic Acid a Universal Supplement that Mitigates Road Transportation Stress in Ruminants: A Review

DOI: 10.18805/ag.R-143    | Article Id: R-143 | Page : 248-255
Citation :- Ascorbic Acid a Universal Supplement that Mitigates Road Transportation Stress in Ruminants: A Review.Agricultural Reviews.2020.(41):248-255
K.T.Biobaku, A.O. Ahmed biobaku.kt@unilorin.edu.ng
Address : Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
Submitted Date : 14-04-2020
Accepted Date : 16-06-2020

Abstract

This write up is aimed at proffering solution to the problem of transportation stress in ruminants in the tropics. Ascorbic acid is safe as buttressed in this write up for the improvement of meat quality in short and long terms road transportation stress.This review cover an aspect of animal physiology of stress, veterinary pharmacological aspects of ascorbic acid, how ascorbic acid improved meat product of animals exposed to long transportation stress. Ascorbic acid had no withdrawal period and was scientifically proven to be advantageous to meat characteristics and animal welfare. This was given credence to by its advantages as an anti-oxidative agent in solving the menace of road transportation to veterinarians, animal scientists and other professionals in the livestock industry.

Keywords

Ascorbic acid Ruminants Supplement Transportation

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