The effect of a clinoptiolite based mineral adsorbent on colostral immunoglobulin G absorption in newborn piglets
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The aim of this study was to estimate the influence of the presence of added natural zeolites on the degree of absorption of colostral IgG in newborn piglets. The experimental groups were fed colostrum and a mineral adsorbent preparation was given per os at a total concentration of about 5 g/l colostral intake per day divided into two of four doses. In blood sera of the animals of experimental group I (two doses), concentrations of IgG were 39.00±8.22 g/l and 42.10 ± 9.34 g/l respectively 24 and 48 hours after birth. In blood sera of the animals of experimental group II four doses, concentrations of IgG were 49.40 ± 7.20 g/l and 54.40±7.80 g/l respectively 24 and 48 hours afterbirth. In blood sera of the control group, concentrations of IgG were 30.50±7.90 g/l and 40.50±9.10 g/l respectively 24 and 48 hours after birth.Piiglets in experimental group I had a 30% higher concentration of IgG than the respective control group 24 hours after birth, and the difference was statistically signi...ficant. Piglets of experimental group I also had a higher concentration of IgG than the respective control group 48 hours after birth, but the difference was not statistically significant. Piglets of experimental group II had 60% and 35% higher contrentrations of IgG than the respective control group 24 and 48 hours after birth and the differences were statistically significant. Mean values for body weight of piglets after birth were almost equal in all groups. The data from this investigation show that oral intake of a preparation of mineral adsorbent in concentration of about 5 g/l colostral intake per day leads to a significantly higher degree of absorption of colostral IgG in newborn piglets.
Keywords:colostrum / colostral immunoglobulins / IgG immunoglobulins / newborn piglets / clinoptiolite
Source:Acta veterinaria - Beograd, 1998, 48, 1, 19-25
- Univerzitet u Beogradu - Fakultet veterinarske medicine, Beograd