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Supplementing Rumen Protected Choline with Green Tea Extract Exerts Hepatoprotective Effect in Transition Karan Fries Cows by Modulating Serum Biochemistry

Parag Achary S. S. Lathwal Pawan Singh Baisakhi Moharana Neel Madhav Patnaik
Vol 9(7), 40-48
DOI- http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijlr.20190315120242

The present experiment was carried out on thirty-two pregnant Karan Fries (KF) cows. In control group, cows were fed basal diet. In T1 each cow was fed rumen protected choline (RPC) (55g/day), in T2 - green tea extract (GTE) (3g/d) and in T3- RPC + GTE (55+3) g/day along with basal diet. The treatment was given 30 days before calving to 60 days after calving. The plasma non-esterfied fatty acids (NEFA) concentration reduced significantly (p ≤ 0.01) in T1, T2 and T3 than control from the day of parturition up to the end of experiment. The cows supplemented with RPC and GTE showed a trend towards decreased plasma beta- hydroxy butyric acid (BHBA) (p ≤ 0.01) than control. No significant (p ≥ 0.05) difference was observed across the groups for plasma cholesterol and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) concentration. Plasma aspartate amino transferase (AST) concentration reduced significantly (p ≤ 0.05) in T1, T2 and T3 as compared to control from 0th day to 15th day of parturition. The concentration of plasma triacylglycerol (TAG) and very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) increased significantly (p≤ 0.01) in T1 and T3 as compared to control. In conclusion, feeding of RPC and GTE in combination improved hepatic performances during transition period in Karan Fries cows.

Keywords : BHBA Green Tea Extract NEFA Rumen Protected Choline Transition Karan Fries Cows

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