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INTAS POLIVET
Year : 2020, Volume : 21, Issue : 2
First page : ( 422) Last page : ( 424)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Evaluating effect of mineral supplementation on health status of pregnant ramnad white ewes

Puvarajan B.1,*, Kumar S. Senthil2

Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary College and Research Institute (VCRI), Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS)Orathanadu - 614625 (Tamil Nadu)

1Associate Professor and Head Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary College and Research Institute (VCRI), Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS)Orathanadu - 614625 (Tamil Nadu)

2Associate Professor and Head, Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute (VCRI), Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS)Orathanadu - 614625 (Tamil Nadu)

*Corresponding author. E-mail: vetpuva@gmail.com

Online Published on 20 April, 2022.

Abstract

The study was conducted to evaluate the effect of mineral supplementation on lambs growth of nomadic grazing pregnant ewes of Ramnad white breed along with hematological alterations. The lambs born during two seasons viz. February-March and September-October, 2019 were recorded and were divided into two groups. Mineral supplementation to one group revealed increase in survival percentage of lambs compared to un-supplemented ones. The serum mineral concentration also increased and hematology revealed decrease on neutrophil lymphocyte ratio and decrease in total plasma proteins and remained so till end of puerperal period.

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Keywords

Ewe, Lamb, Mineral, Supplementation, Ramnad white.

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