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

Kozat S., Gunduz H., Değer Y., Mert N., Yörük İ. H., Sel T.

Bulletin of the Veterinary Institute in Pulawy, vol.51, no.2, pp.281-284, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: Bulletin of the Veterinary Institute in Pulawy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-284
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


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, α-tocopherol, and catalase in lambs with white muscle disease (WMD). Ten healthy and fifteen WMD affected lambs of the Akkaraman breed were used. Serum α-tocopherol and Se levels, and catalase activity were analysed. The catalase activity as well as α-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.