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Effects of Dietary Pharmacological Zinc on Growth, Liver Metallothionein, Cu, Zn-SOD Concentration and Serum Parameters in Piglets

Author(s): M.Q. Wang | W.J. Tao | S.S. Ye | Y.J. Du | C. Wang | S.X. Shen

Journal: Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
ISSN 1680-5593

Volume: 11;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 1390;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Zinc | pigs | metallothionein | Cu | Zn-SOD | hormone | China

-1 zinc from ZnO for 30 days. During the feeding trial, all pigs were given free access to feed and water. At the end of the feeding trial, 10 pigs from each treatment were randomly selected and slaughtered to collect liver samples after being bled via anterior vena cava puncture. The addition of 3000 mg kg-1 ZnO improved average daily gain (p
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