Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 53 issue 12 (december 2019) : 1589-1593

Effects of selenium and Vitamin E on liver function and food conversion ratio in Rhode Island Red

Safeer Abbas, Razia Iqbal, Muhammad Zeeshan Butt, Sadaf Niaz, Naser M. AbdEl-Salam, Sumbal Haleem, Riaz Ullah
1Department of Zoology, Government Post graduate Islamia College Gujranwala, Pakistan.
Cite article:- Abbas Safeer, Iqbal Razia, Butt Zeeshan Muhammad, Niaz Sadaf, AbdEl-Salam M. Naser, Haleem Sumbal, Ullah Riaz (2017). Effects of selenium and Vitamin E on liver function andfood conversion ratio in Rhode Island Red. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(12): 1589-1593. doi: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.7252.
The objective of research work remained to study the effect of Selenium and Vit.E on Liver performance and efficiency in Rhode Island Red chicks to convert food into body mass. This research work was conducted to check the effects of selenium and Vitamin E on Liver function test in Rhode Island Red a day old chicks (n=96) which were set into four treatment groups. Group A was control group, Group B was administered with 1ml/10litre, Group C was administered with 1ml/7.5litre and Group D was given 1ml/5litre of Selenium and Vitamin E respectively. In Rhode Island Red chicks the amount of ALAT and ASAT decreased significantly (p<0.05) after administration of selenium and vitamin E in all treated groups. Samplings were carried out at regular intervals. The value of alkaline phosphatase decreased significantly (p<0.05) on 1st sampling and increased significantly (p>0.05) on 2nd, 3rd and 4th sampling in all treated groups. The amount of Bilirubin decreased significantly (p<0.05) in all treated groups except group B and C where a slight increase was observed on 4th and 3rd sampling respectively. There was significant difference (p<0.05) in feed conversion ratio (FCR) between control group and treated groups. The research suggested that vitamin E acts as immune enhancer by increasing the resistance against diseases and has also a positive effect on the feed conversion ratio and liver function test of the desi layer birds (Rhode Island Red).
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