American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Effects of Vitamin A on Growth Performance, Antioxidant Status and Blood Constituents in Lactating Grey Goat

Weiren Yang, Ping Wang, Yuanqiang Jing, Zaibin Yang, Chongyu Zhang, Shuzhen Jiang and Guiguo Zhang

DOI : 10.3844/ajavsp.2010.274.281

American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 4

Pages 274-281

Abstract

Problem statement: It is regarded that vitamin A protects cells from damage by radicals which are believed to contribute to certain chronic diseases and regulates immune function of animals by protection of mucosal epithelium acting as the first defense barrier. All these properties of vitamin A may be attributable to its antioxidant activity. This study was to evaluate the effects of different levels of vitamin A on growth performance, antioxidant status and blood constituents of lactating ewes. Approach: Thirty-two multiparous lactating ewes of Grey goat (BW = 35.1

Cite this Article

Yang, W., P. Wang, Y. Jing, Z. Yang and C. Zhang et al., 2010. Effects of vitamin a on growth performance, antioxidant status and blood constituents in lactating grey goat. Am. J. Anim. Vet. Sci., 5: 274-281.