HAEMATO-BIOCHEMICAL PROFILE OF CROSSBRED CALVES SUPPLEMENTED WITH INORGANIC AND ORGANIC SOURCE OF ZINC

Article Id: ARCC1240 | Page : 197- 200
Citation :- HAEMATO-BIOCHEMICAL PROFILE OF CROSSBRED CALVES SUPPLEMENTED WITH INORGANIC AND ORGANIC SOURCE OF ZINC.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2010.(44):197- 200
G.P. Mandal* and R.S. Dass
Address : Centre of Advanced Studies in Animal Nutrition, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar-243 122, India.

Abstract

Fifteen crossbred calves (Bos tarus x Bos indicus) of an initial body weight of 226 kg were
used to determine effect of zinc level and source on blood haemato-biochemical profile.
Treatments were: control (32.5 ppm Zn/kg DM) and control diet supplemented with 35 ppm of
Zn/kg DM as either zinc sulphate (ZS) or zinc propionate (ZP). Calves were individually fed on a
concentrate and wheat straw based diet for a period of 180 days. Blood sample was collected at
monthly interval. Blood haemoglobin, packed cell volume, plasma glucose, serum total protein,
globulin and urea were similar in three treatment groups. However, serum albumin concentration
was significantly higher in Zn supplemented groups irrespective of Zn source. Concluded that
basal diet containing 33 ppm Zn seems to be adequate in maintaining normal blood haematobiochemical
profile in crossbred calves.

Keywords

Zinc Zinc sulphate Zinc propionate Haemato-biochemical profile Calves.

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