ROLE OF ZINC AND COPPER IN GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF WEANING PIGLETS

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0555.2014.00034.X    | Article Id: B-2500 | Page : 575-579
Citation :- ROLE OF ZINC AND COPPER IN GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF WEANING PIGLETS.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2014.(48):575-579
Ilakshy Deka*, B.C. Sarmah, Suresh Kumar1, J. Goswami and D.N. Sarma2 drilakshy_pd@yahoo.com
Address : Department of Veterinary Physiology, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati-781 001, India

Abstract

Trace mineral supplementation in newly weaned piglets is essential for efficient growth performance. The present experiment was designed to validate the role of zinc and copper during the growing period. A total of fifteen weaned piglets (10.60 ± 0.345 kg body weight; 60 days of age) were divided into three equal groups and were supplemented with 100ppm zinc and 10ppm copper (group A), 200ppm zinc and 20ppm copper (group B) and 300ppm zinc and 30ppm copper (group C) for a period of 4 months. The BWG, ADG and FCR improved significantly (p

Keywords

Copper Growth Pig Zinc.

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