Free radical processes and antioxidant system in the pigs organism under the humic supplements

O. Buchko1, L. Stepchenko2

1Institute of Animal Biology, NAAS of Ukraine
38, V. Stus St., Lviv 79034, Ukraine
2Dnipropetrovsk State Agrarian University
25, Voroshylov St., Dnipropetrovsk 49600, Ukraine

The paper deals with data about increasing of high performance animal’s adaptive capacity under the intensive technologies of growth during farrowing and lactation. Application of dietary food additive “Humilid” to the diet of sows during the two weeks before and the week after farrowing (23 days) accompanied by reducing of TBA-active products concentration and protein carbonyl groups, increasing of superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase activity and content of reduced glutathione in the blood of animals compared to control group. These data suggest about the positive effect of this feed supplement on antioxidant defense system and normalization of free radical processes in the blood of animals, and a better adaptive ability of their organism. Therefore, biologically active additive “Humilid” can be used as a stress corrector in the most critical periods of development, including prolongation of their action on the animal organism.

Keywords: antioxidant system, “Íumilid”, adaptation, weaning free radical processes, pigs, humic addition

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