EFFECT OF ZINC SUPPLEMENTATION ON SERUM LEVELS OF CERTAIN ENZYMES IN PIGS

Article Id: ARCC448 | Page : 202 - 204,
Citation :- EFFECT OF ZINC SUPPLEMENTATION ON SERUM LEVELS OF CERTAIN ENZYMES IN PIGS.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2012.(46):202 - 204,
S. Borah, B.C. Sarmah, P. Chakravarty1, D.J. Dutta, B.K. Sarmah, N.H Mohan2 and D. Kalita3
Address : Department of Veterinary Physiology, College of Veterinarey Science Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati-781022, India

Abstract

An experiment was conducted to study the effect of zinc supplementation on the activities of certain serum enzymes-alkaline phosphatase (ALP), CuZn superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD), ceruloplasmin, SGOT and SGPT in pigs. Twenty four crossbred (Hampshire X Assam Local) pigs, 4 months of age were randomly divided into 3 groups (n=8 in each). Control (C) animals were offered basal diet supplemented with AAUVETMIN (Strategic Mineral Mixer) containing 100ppm elemental zinc (NRC requirement). Treatment 1 (T1) pigs were given Calcium Carbonate @1.5 % on DM basis to induce zinc deficiency in addition to the diet offered to control group. Pigs of Treatment 2 (T2) group were offered the same basal diet but supplemented with AAUVETMIN containing 500ppm elemental zinc. The serum ALP and CuZnSOD activity decreased significantly (P

Keywords

Zinc Supplementation Enzyme Pig Serum.

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