Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 9

Effect of Zinc Oxide and Zinc Methionine Supplementation on Skin Coat Condition in Piglets

Pramod Talwar 1, Bhaskaran R 2, Mahadevappa D Gouri 3*, Vivek M Patil 4 and Rajeshwari YB 5

1 Veterinary Officer, Department of AH and VS, Belgaum District, Karnataka, India
2Retired Professor, Department of LFC, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3Assistant Professor, Department of LPM, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
4Associate Professor and Head, Department of LPM, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
5Retired Professor, Department of LPM, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru, India

*Corresponding Author: Mahadevappa D Gouri, Assistant Professor, Department of LPM, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Received: July 18, 2022; Published: August 18, 2022

Abstract

Pig production occupies an important place in modern agriculture. Piglets are far less demanding on nutrients as compared to poultry. The experiment was conducted to know the effect of feeding organic and inorganic sources of additional zinc on growth incidences of gut microbial status in piglets. Sixty graded (Large White Yorkshire) suckling piglets were randomly divided into three treatment group of twenty piglets each on the basis of litter size, parity and live birth weight. Treatment I (T1) served as control and these piglets were fed with deionized water daily . Treatment II (T2) and Treatment III (T3) were fed Zinc Oxide (ZnO) and Zinc Methionine (ZnM) daily (50 ppm) as oral suspension. The hair coat condition was scored based on the general appearance of the hair coat condition during experimental period, rated either 0 (normal) or 1 (poor). “Normal” refers to a hair coat in which hairs are evenly distributed, fine, appropriately oriented on the body. “Poor” refers to a hair coat in which bald patches are present or hairs are unevenly distributed, coarse, woolly, crimped or lying in a disoriented fashion, or appearing dull. The observa- tions during the experiment revealed that the hair coat was similar among all piglets regardless of the treatment groups during the entire period of the study. Statistical analysis revealed there was no significant difference between control (T1), zinc oxide (T2) and zinc methionine (T3) groups respectively. This might be due to lower levels of zinc oxide and zinc methionine used during the experiment.

 

Keywords:Piglets ; Supplementation; Zinc Oxide; Zinc Methionine

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Citation

Citation: Mahadevappa D Gouri., et al. “Effect of Zinc Oxide and Zinc Methionine Supplementation on Skin Coat Condition in Piglets". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.9 (2022): 20-23.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Mahadevappa D Gouri., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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