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Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition
Year : 2005, Volume : 22, Issue : 3
First page : ( 195) Last page : ( 197)
Print ISSN : 0970-3209. Online ISSN : 2231-6744.

Effect of mannan oligosaccharide on the immune status of buffalo calves

 Reema, Sareen V. K., Sharma K. C., Singh Sudarshan

Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004, India

Received:  18  March,  2005.

Abstract

This study examined the effect of feeding mannanoligosaccharide on immune status of buffalo calves. Buffalo calves (8; 15–60 d old of 45.7±4.6 kg BW) divided into two equal groups were fed either basal production diet or basal diet supplemented with Bio-Mos (mannan oligosaccharide) @ 4g/d for 60 days. Total proteins, total immunoglobulins, circulating immune complexes, albumin and γ globulins increased (P<0.01) by 27.3, 47.3, 43.2, 14.5 and 176% respectively, in blood serum of Bio-Mos supplemented group over that of control group. Total leucocyte count and lymphocyte count in the blood also increased (P<0.01) in the Bio-Mos group. The results indicated that daily supplementation of 4g Bio-Mos to the diet of buffalo calves improved their immune status.

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Keywords

Mannan oligosaccharide, Immune status, Buffalo calves.

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