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Effect of α-Tocopherol Supplementation on Plasma Levels of Antioxidant Vitamins in Anestrus Buffalo Heifers (Bubalus bubalis)
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Effect of α-Tocopherol Supplementation on Plasma Levels of Antioxidant Vitamins in Anestrus Buffalo Heifers (Bubalus bubalis)
Kahlon, R.S.; Singh, Rajvir;
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 Abstract
The present investigation was undertaken to study the status of plasma antioxidant vitamins in normal cycling and -tocopherol supplemented anestrus buffalo heifers. The pre-supplementation plasma levels (mol/L) of vitamin E and -carotene were significantly (p<0.05) lower and of vitamin C was significantly (p<0.05) higher in anestrus heifers (4.060.07; 4.560.17; 21.040.21) when compared to normal cycling ones (4.920.05; 6.760.12; 14.240.16). The oral supplementation of-tocopherol at 3,000 mg per week per animal in anestrus heifers resulted in a significant (p<0.01) increase in vitamin E and -carotene levels and a significant (p<0.01) decrease in vitamin C concentration. Results indicated that supplementation of -tocopherol to anestrus buffalo heifers improved the antioxidant status by mitigating the harmful effects of free radical induced oxidative stress.
 Keywords
Antioxidant Vitamins;-Tocopherol;Anestrus;Buffalo Heifers;
 Language
English
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