Effect of zinc supplementation on haematology and serum biochemical constituents in Murrah buffalo calves

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0555.2015.00095.3    | Article Id: B-2658 | Page : 482-486
Citation :- Effect of zinc supplementation on haematology and serum biochemical constituents in Murrah buffalo calves.Indian Journal of Animal Research.2015.(49):482-486
S. Parashu Ramulu, D. Nagalakshmi and M. Kishan Kumar dnlakshmi@rediffmail.com
Address : Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Science, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-30, India.


Eighteen buffalo calves (125±2.5 kg) were randomly allotted to 3 groups in a completely randomized design. The dietary treatments were viz., Basal diet (BD; 29.72 ppm Zn from feed ingredients), BD supplemented with 80 and 140 ppm Zn as ZnSO4.7H2O (22% Zn). The nutritional requirements were met by feeding sorghum stover based complete diets comprising of mainly sorghum stover, maize grain, soya bean meal and red gram chunni for a period of 120 days. Results showed that Zn supplementation at either 80 or 140 ppm had no influence on haematological constituents (haemoglobin, total erythrocyte and leucocytes count, packed cell volume, MCV, lymphocytes, monocytes and granulocytes) and biochemical constituents (total protein, albumin, cholesterol, glucose and albumin : globulin ratio) analyzed at 90 d of trial. Irrespective of dose, alkaline phosphatase activity and globulin concentration in serum increased (P


Buffalo Calves Haematology Serum biochemistry Serum minerals.


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