Studies on serum alpha-tocopherol, selenium levels and catalase activities in lambs with white muscle disease


Kozat S. , Gunduz H., Deger Y. , Mert N. , Yoeruek W., SEL T.

BULLETIN OF THE VETERINARY INSTITUTE IN PULAWY, cilt.51, ss.281-284, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 51 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: BULLETIN OF THE VETERINARY INSTITUTE IN PULAWY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.281-284

Özet

This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of combined deficiencies of Se and vitamin E on catalase activity in order to investigate the possible interactions between Se, alpha-tocopherol, and catalase in lambs with white muscle disease (WMD). Ten healthy and fifteen WMD affected lambs of the Akkaraman breed were used. Serum a-tocopherol and Se levels, and catalase activity were analysed. The catalase activity as well as a-tocopherol and Se levels in lambs with WMD before the treatment (day 0), were found to be lower than those of the control group (P<0.001). Therefore, the catalase activity should be taken into consideration in lambs with WMD.