Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 4 (april 2018) : 513-517

Effect of zinc supplementation on hormonal and lipid peroxidation status of peri-parturient Karan Fries cows during heat stress condition

Brijesh Patel, Nishant Kumar, Varsha Jain, Nitin Raheja, Satendra Kumar Yadav, Narender Kumar, S.S. Lathwal, S.V. Singh
1Livestock Research Centre ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132001 (Haryana)
Cite article:- Patel Brijesh, Kumar Nishant, Jain Varsha, Raheja Nitin, Yadav Kumar Satendra, Kumar Narender, Lathwal S.S., Singh S.V. (2017). Effect of zinc supplementation on hormonal and lipid peroxidation status of peri-parturient Karan Fries cows during heat stress condition. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(4): 513-517. doi: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.9139.
Present study was carried out to evaluate the effect of Zinc (Zn) supplementation on hormonal and lipid peroxidation status of peri-parturient KF (Karan Fries) cows during heat stress. Cows were grouped as C (6), T1 (6) and T2 (6). C was fed basal diet alone; however T1 and T2 were fed with 80 ppm and 120 ppm Zn, respectively along with basal diet from 45 days pre-partum to 45 days postpartum. It was found that Zn level was significantly (P<0.05) higher in supplemented group than control. Plasma cortisol was significantly (P<0.05) reduced in T2 compared to C and T1 at calving. T3 and T4 concentration decreased at pre-partum, increased at post-partum and was significantly (P<0.01) higher in T2 followed by T1 and C. TBARS level was significantly (P<0.01) lowered in T1 and T2 compared to control at postpartum. Result indicated that amelioration of heat stress by supplementation of Zn through reduced cortisol, TBARS and improved T3 & T4 concentration.
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