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Effect of live Saccharomyces cerevisiae feeding on serum biochemistry in early weaned cross bred piglets

Author(s): Sachin Kumar | A K Verma | S K Mondal | Mahesh Gupta | A K Patil | Babu Lal Jangir

Journal: Veterinary World
ISSN 0972-8988

Volume: 5;
Issue: 11.000;
Start page: 663;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: early weaned piglets | Saccharomyces cerevisiae | serum biochemistry

Aim: To assess the effect of feeding live Saccharomyces cerevisiae on serum biochemistry in early weaned cross bred (Landrace × Desi) piglets Materials and Methods: 48 piglets assigned to four different groups (T1, T2, T3 and T4: n=12) following completely randomized design. T1 and T2 were weaned at age of 28 days while T3 and T4 were weaned at age of 42 days. T1 and T3 were fed basal diet without S. cerevisiae, however, T2 and T4 were supplemented with live S. cerevisiae (200 g/d/h containing 2- 3×106 cfu/g). Results: The period-wise comparison of mean values of serum albumin and globulin were similar, however, period-wise comparison of protein was significant. The mean glucose value of T4 was statistically higher than T1 and comparable with T2 and T3. The serum total cholesterol level was found to be lower in T2 and T4 as compared to T1 and T3. Conclusion: Results of study suggest that supplementation of live Saccharomyces cerevisiae was effective in improving the health status of early weaned piglets. [Vet World 2012; 5(11.000): 663-666]

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