Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 9

Supplementation of Zinc Oxide and Zinc Methionine on Incidence of Non-Specific Scours in Piglets

Pramod Talwar1, Bhaskaran R2, Mahadevappa D Gouri3*, Vivek M Patil4 and Rajeshwari YB5

1 Veterinary Officer, Department of AH and VS, Belgaum District, Karnataka, India
2Retired Professor, Department of LFC, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru, 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 22, 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 non-specific scours 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 as oral suspensions. Treatment II (T2) and Treatement III (T3) were fed with fed Zinc Oxide (ZnO) and Zinc Methionine (ZnM) daily (50 ppm) as oral suspension. The results showed that the incidence of diarrhoea in control (T1), zinc oxide (T2) and zinc methionine (T3) groups were (35%), (20%) and (25%) respectively. In the control group (T1), only seven piglets were seen with diarrhoea, whereas, in the zinc oxide supplemented group (T2) four piglets were observed with diarrhoea and with zinc methionine supplemented group (T3) five piglets had shown diarrhoea.
In the current study supplementation of zinc, reduced the incidence of diarrhoea in piglets. But the possible reason for the non- significance incidence of diarrhoea among the T1, T2 and T3 groups might be due to the feco-oral contamination of zinc, since there was no control over the piglets supplemented with and without zinc.

 

Keywords:Supplementation; Zinc Oxide; Zinc Methionine; Piglets

References

Citation

Citation: Mahadevappa D Gouri., et al. “Supplementation of Zinc Oxide and Zinc Methionine on Incidence of Non-Specific Scours in Piglets". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.9 (2022): 40-46.

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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