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
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
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