Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 51 issue 6 (december 2017) : 1051-1056

Effect of selenium supplementation on glutathione peroxidase (GPX), cholesterol, thyroxin (T4) and other blood biochemicals in local Aseel

Waseem Muhammad Zia, Anjum Khalique, Saima Naveed, Jibran Hussain, Imran Muhammad
1<p>Institute of Biochemistry &amp; Biotechnology,&nbsp;University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore-54000, Pakistan.</p>
Cite article:- Zia Muhammad Waseem, Khalique Anjum, Naveed Saima, Hussain Jibran, Muhammad Imran (2016). Effect of selenium supplementation on glutathione peroxidase (GPX), cholesterol, thyroxin (T4) and other blood biochemicals in local Aseel . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51(6): 1051-1056. doi: 10.18805/ijar.10765.

The aim of study was to determine the impact of different selenium sources on blood biochemical picture of Aseel. Three-weeks-old 240 Aseel chickens (120 and 120 ) from Lakha, Mushki, Peshaweri and Mianwali varieties were randomly distributed into four groups; 60 birds/variety (30 and 30). The birds of each group of either sex were further subdivided into A, B (experimental) and C (control) treatment groups with 10 birds each. Group A and B were fed the diet containing 0.3 mg/kg Se-enriched yeast  and sodium selenite, respectively, while group C was fed diet without selenium (control diet). Birds were maintained individually in cages from 4 to 21 weeks. In blood serum, glutathione peroxidase (GPx) levels increased (P£0.05) while, total cholesterol and thyroxin (T4) levels decreased (P£0.05) in Se-yeast supplemented group than sodium selenite supplemented or control group. The study concluded that Se-enriched yeast gave the superior performance to improve blood biochemical profile of Aseel. 

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