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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 3584-3589

Importance of Micro Minerals in Reproductive Performance of Farm Animals
Sandeep Uniyal1*, K. Ashwin1, Alok Mishra1, Jatin Kumar Sahoo1 and Varsha Paladan2
1Division of Animal Nutrition, ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar, Bareilly, U.P -243122, India
2Veterinary Bacteriology Division, ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar, Bareilly, U.P, India
*Corresponding author

Micro minerals are those which are required in minute amount (<100mg/Kg DM) for optimum health and reproductive performance of animals. Various minerals (copper, selenium, manganese, iodine, zinc, and chromium) can influence reproductive performance of animals. It has been suggested that deficiency of micronutrients alter reproductive performance of animals by reducing the activity of rumen microflora, reduction in enzyme activity affecting energy and protein metabolism, synthesis of hormones, antioxidants function and the integrity of rapidly dividing cells within the reproductive system. Most of the feeds and fodder available in India are deficient in one or more micro elements so there is need of supplementation of micro minerals in the ration of farm animals either in the form of mineral mixture or based on the status of soil, feed and fodder of particular region as an area specific mineral mixture.

Keywords: Health, reproductive performance Micro minerals, Enzymes, Antioxidant

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Sandeep Uniyal, K. Ashwin, Alok Mishra, Jatin Kumar Sahoo and Varsha Paladan. 2018. Importance of Micro Minerals in Reproductive Performance of Farm Animals.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 3584-3589. doi:
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