Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 11 (november 2018) : 1557-1559

Physiological responses in pigs on antioxidant supplementation during summer and winter

Arindam Chakraborty, Anubha Baruah, B.C. Sarmah, J. Goswami, Arundhati Bora, D.J. Dutta, R.K. Biswas, Dhireswar Kalita, S. Naskar, Y. Vashi, Donna Phangchopi
1Department of Veterinary Physiology, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati-781 022, Assam, India
Cite article:- Chakraborty Arindam, Baruah Anubha, Sarmah B.C., Goswami J., Bora Arundhati, Dutta D.J., Biswas R.K., Kalita Dhireswar, Naskar S., Vashi Y., Phangchopi Donna (2017). Physiological responses in pigs on antioxidant supplementation during summer and winter. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(11): 1557-1559. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3401.
The objective of the study was to assess the variability in the physiological responses of growing pigs on melatonin and vitamin E supplementation during summer and winter seasons.36 nos. of weaned crossbred (Hampshire X Assam local) female pigs were selected for the study. Eighteen (18) animals were subjected to treatment separately during summer and winter. The selected animals were divided into three groups, with six pigs in each group, consisting of the control group (Treatment 1), a second group comprising of animals fed with melatonin (Meloset) @3 mg/animal (Treatment 2) and a third group in which the animals were fed Vitamin E (Evion) @100 mg (Treatment 3), for both the seasons. The rectal temperature, respiration and pulse rate differed significantly (P<0.01) between seasons. There was also significant difference (P<0.01) in the mean pulse rate between treatment.
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