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 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : Bulletin of the Veterinary Institute in Pulawy
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-284


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.