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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:11, November, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 4242-4247

Effect of Supplementation of Chelated Minerals on Serum Mineral Profile of Buffalo Calves
Deepak Kumar1*, Surinder S. Grewal1, Ravi Kumar1, Ramkaranand Sajjan Sihag2
1Department of Livestock Production Management
2Department of Animal Nutrition
3Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, Collage of Veterinary Sciences, LLR University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar-125004, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author

Fifteen buffalo calves of average six to ten months old were used to determine the effects of supplementation of chelated minerals on their serum mineral profile. Calves were divided into three groups each having five animals in such a way that mean body weight was similar (P>0.05) among the groups. Each group was assigned to one of the following diets as: control diet with conventional mineral mixture (T1), diet with 50% conventional mineral mixture replace with chelated minerals (T2) and diet with 100% conventional mineral mixture replace with chelated minerals (T3). Blood samples were collected aseptically at the beginning of the experiments i.e. day 0, and thereafter at monthly interval periods, during early morning hours before feeding and watering of the animals by jugular vein-puncture. Approximately ten milliliter (ml) of blood was collected from each animal and transferred immediately into a set of sterile plastic tubes without anti-coagulant for serum mineral analysis respectively. It was observed that the serum calcium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, manganese, iron, cobalt concentrations were significantly higher (P<0.05) in group T3 as compared to T1. The increased level of Cu, Zn, Mn, Co and Fe in the serum of the buffalo calves supplemented with chelated minerals might be due to the higher bio-availability of these elements from chelated as compared to inorganic mineral mixture.

Keywords: Calves, Chelated minerals, Serum mineral profile, Blood samples

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Deepak Kumar, Surinder S. Grewal, Ravi Kumar, Ramkaran and Sajjan Sihag. 2017. Effect of Supplementation of Chelated Minerals on Serum Mineral Profile of Buffalo Calves.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 4242-4247. doi:
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