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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 531-539

Effect of Alpha-Tocopherol on Biochemical Parameters in Commercial Broilers during Heat Stress
Amir Amin Sheikh1, Aditya Mishra1, Kailash Kumar1, Pragati Patel1, A.K. Jain1, Showkeen M. Bashir2* and Aarif Ali2
1Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Sciences University, Jabalpur-482 001, Madhya Pradesh, India
2Division of Veterinary Biochemistry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology, Shuhama, Alusteng, Srinagar, (J&K), India
*Corresponding author

Poultry production suffers huge losses due to heat stress, which is caused by high temperatures in many areas during the summer. Thus, the environment in which the broilers are reared is considered a key factor for success from the economic point of view. Therefore, maximum production requires the elimination of the deleterious impacts of environmental stressors. The objective of this study was to quantify plasma ascorbic acid, plasma albumin, plasma glucose, breast muscle pH, thio-barbituric acid value during heat stress in commercial broilers. A total number of 96 birds were randomly divided into 4 groups and each group consist of 12 birds in two replicates. Work was done in two conditions, heat and comfort. Heat stressed groups were maintained at 37±5.0°C whereas Comfort groups were maintained at 26±1.0°C. G1 was taken as control whereas G2, G3 and G4 was supplemented with 100 mg, 200 mg and 300 mg of vitamin E respectively. G4 group supplemented with 300 mg of alpha-tocopherol showed better results as compared to other supplemented and non-supplemented groups. This shows Vitamin E has potential antioxidant effect able to modulate physiological adjustments to mitigate the undesirable effects of exposure of broilers to high temperatures.

Keywords: Alpha-tocopherol, Commercial broilers, Plasma ascorbic acid, Plasma albumin, Plasma glucose, Breast muscle pH, Thio-barbituric acid.

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Amir Amin Sheikh, Aditya Mishra, Kailash Kumar, Pragati Patel, A.K. Jain, Showkeen M. Bashir and Aarif Ali. 2017. Effect of Alpha-Tocopherol on Biochemical Parameters in Commercial Broilers during Heat StressInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 531-539. doi:
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