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Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Effect of bedding material on enzymatic and hormonal profile of Barbari kids during winters

Author(s):
Mohit Antil, Bhuvaneshwar Rai, Chetna Gangwar, Ramachandran Natesan and Seema Yadav
Abstract:
The present study was conducted with the objective to compare the enzymatic and hormonal profiles of Barbari Kids raised on different bedding materials during winter season. Thirty post˗weaned Barbari kids of about three months age were selected from the institutional flock, which were divided into three groups viz. group I, II and III with ten kids in each group and were kept on plastic slats, soil and rubber mats, respectively. The mean values of triiodothyronine (T3) were 2.19, 1.82 and 2.23 (IU/L) in Gr-I, II and III, respectively and were comparable (P>0.05) among all the groups. The mean thyroxine (T4) values were 3.59, 2.68 and 2.58 (μg/dl) in Gr-I, II and III, respectively. The concentration of T4 was significantly higher (P<0.05) in Gr-I than Gr-II and III. The mean cortisol values were 64.28, 45.01 and 75.12 (ng/ml) in Gr-I, II and III, respectively. The concentration of cortisol was comparable (P>0.05) among Gr-I and II and also among Gr-I and III, whereas significantly different (P<0.05) among Gr-II and III. The mean AST values were 55.30, 50.64 and 62.07 (IU/L) in Gr-I, II and III, respectively and were comparable (P>0.05) among all the groups. The mean ALT values were 13.75, 11.57 and 20.45 (IU/L) in Gr-I, II and III, respectively and were significantly higher in Gr-III (P<0.05) as compared to other groups. The mean ALP values were 49.95, 46.53 and 39.49 (IU/L) in Gr-I, II and III, respectively and were comparable (P>0.05) among the groups. ALT increased whereas AST remain unchanged during stress. Levels of AST and ALT are helpful in diagnosis of comfort level to the animals. The increase in cortisol and T4 levels can be attributed to the increased energy requirement to augment gluconeogenesis due to lower surface temperature of slatted floor and more disease incidence on rubber floor.
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How to cite this article:
Mohit Antil, Bhuvaneshwar Rai, Chetna Gangwar, Ramachandran Natesan, Seema Yadav. Effect of bedding material on enzymatic and hormonal profile of Barbari kids during winters. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(1):628-630.
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