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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 524-537
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.063


Effect of Vitamin C on Some Biochemical Profile in Water Deprived Goats
S. Kour, J. Devi*, K. Sarma and D. Chakraborty
Division of Veterinary Physiology & Biochemistry, F.V.Sc. and A.H., SKUAST-J, R.S. Pura, Jammu-181102, J&K, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The effect of vitamin C on biochemical parameters in water deprived goats was studied. Total 18 numbers of adult male goats were selected for the experiment during summer and winter seasons. In control group (n=6, for each season), water was offered ad lib throughout the experimental period. Two treatment groups (T1 and T2) consisting of 6 animals each were selected. In T1 group, water was restricted and subdivided into 3 experimental periods: in period 1 (day 1 to 7), animals were adapted to water restriction regime by limiting access to water gradually from 15 to 3 hrs/day. In period 2 (day 8 to 14), animals of the treatment groups had access to water for 3 hrs/day. In period 3 (day 15 to 22), animals had access to water only every second day for 6 hours. In T2 group, the same protocol as mentioned above was followed with addition of vitamin C supplementation at a dose rate of 180 mg/kg b. wt./animal/day. Blood samples were collected on 1, 7, 14and 22 days of experiments during both seasons for the estimation of different biochemical parameters. Glucose concentrations in water deprived goats (T1 group) showed decreasing trend from day 1 to day 22 of experiment during both seasons and the values varied significantly (P<0.05) with each other. Significantly lower (P<0.05) glucose concentration was observed in water-deprived goats as compared to other two groups. Water deprivation was associated with significant (P<0.05) increase in serum total protein and albumin concentrations. Total serum protein and albumin concentrations were higher in water deprived (T1) goats compared to T2 and control group. In all the groups, overall summer values of total protein and albumin were found higher than winter season. The cholesterol level showed increasing trend from day 1 gradually up to day 22 in water deprived goats and all the values varied significantly (P<0.05) with each other in both seasons. Vitamin C supplemented group, cholesterol level was decreased gradually from day 7 up to day 22 during both seasons. The serum urea and creatinine levels were showed an increasing trend in water deprived goats during both seasons. The urea level showed increasing trend from day 1 gradually to day 14, then decreased on day 22 in vitamin supplemented group during summer season. Significantly higher (P<0.05) urea concentration was recorded in summer than winter season in control, T1 and T2 groups. Based on the study, it can be concluded that water deprivation had negative impact on biochemical parameters, which can be ameliorated by supplementation of ascorbic acid at the rate of @180mg/kg b.wt./day in goat during heat and cold stress conditions.


Keywords: Bio-chemical parameters, Goats, Water-deprivation, Vitamin C supplementation
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Kour, S., J. Devi, K. Sarma and Chakraborty, D. 2020. Effect of Vitamin C on Some Biochemical Profile in Water Deprived Goats.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 524-537. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.063