Physiological responses in pigs on antioxidant supplementation during summer and winter

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-3401    | Article Id: B-3401 | Page : 1557-1559
Citation :- Physiological responses in pigs on antioxidant supplementation during summer and winter.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2018.(52):1557-1559
Arindam Chakraborty, Anubha Baruah, B.C. Sarmah, J. Goswami, Arundhati Bora, D.J. Dutta, R.K. Biswas, Dhireswar Kalita, S. Naskar, Y. Vashi and Donna Phangchopi
Address : Department of Veterinary Physiology, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati-781 022, Assam, India
Submitted Date : 3-03-2017
Accepted Date : 6-05-2017


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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