Research Article of International Journal of Animal Research
Concentration of Calcium and Phosphate Serum Following Administration of Zinc in Friesian Holstein Bulls
Sus Derthi Widhyari1, Setyo Widodo1, Agus Wijaya1, Anita Esfandiari1, Retno Wulansari1, Arief Purwo Mihardi1, Lina Maylina1, Helni Novitri2
1 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University,Bogor, Indonesia
2 Student at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University,Bogor, Indonesia
Minerals play an important role in bulls as they function to form mucles of and maintain the quality of sperm. Zn mineral in the diet will also affect the levels of calcium and phosphorus in the blood. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of Zn supplementation on the levels of calcium and phosphate serum in Friesian Holstein bulls. This study used ten Friesian Holstein bulls, 16-18 months old and divided into two groups, consisting of five bulls each, i.e. with no added Zn (control) and 60 ppm of Zn supplementation, respectively. Zinc was administered daily for four months. Blood samples were taken before treatment and after the four- month treatment for the examination of calcium and phosphate levels. The result showed that 60 ppm Zn supplementation was not significantly different (p>0.05) on the blood calcium and phosphate levels. However, the calcium level tends to increase while that of phosphate tends to decrease.
Keywords: calcium, Friesian Holstein bulls, phosphorus, Zn
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Sus Derthi Widhyari, Setyo Widodo, Agus Wijaya, Anita Esfandiari, Retno Wulansari, Arief Purwo Mihardi, Lina Maylina, Helni Novitri. Concentration of Calcium and Phosphate Serum Following Administration of Zinc in Friesian Holstein Bulls. International Journal of Animal Research, 2018; 2:18. DOI: 10.28933/ijar-2017-19-1901
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