EFFECT OF VITAMIN E AND SELENIUM SUPPLEMENTATION ON REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE AND BLOOD SGOT AND SGPT LEVELS IN GILTS UNDER DIFFERENT SYSTEMS OF HOUSING*

Article Id: ARCC3267 | Page : 101 - 106
Citation :- EFFECT OF VITAMIN E AND SELENIUM SUPPLEMENTATION ON REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE AND BLOOD SGOT AND SGPT LEVELS IN GILTS UNDER DIFFERENT SYSTEMS OF HOUSING*.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2006.(40):101 - 106
V. Ramesh1, T. Sivakumar2 and S. Arunachalam
Address : Department of Livestock Production and Management, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai - 600 007, India

Abstract

Thirty six Large White Yorkshire gilts in the age group of 5 months were selected and randomly
divided into 6 groups consisting of 6 animals each. Among these, 3 groups were reared under
intensive and 3 groups under semi-intensive system of management. In each system group 1 devoid of antioxidants and treated as control, group 2 supplemented with Vitamin E 22IU and group 3 both Vitamin E 22IU and selenium 0.3ppm. The average litter size at birth was significantly higher in gilts fed with both vitamin selenium (10.83±0.40 and 12.50±0.22) and Vitamin E alone
(10.17±0.40) and 11.50±0.34) than the devoid of antioxidants (7.83+0.17 and 8.33±0.21) under
intensive and semi-intensive system respectively. Similarly the litter weight at birth and at weaning
were significantly (Pxidant supplemented groups. The mortality rate remainedsignificantly (P reduction both in SGOT and SGPT activity at gestation and Lactation systems by antioxidant supplementation irrespective of the systems

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