Nutritional Effect on Immunity of Animals


Suresh Nipane
S. B. Kawitkar
A. P. Dhok
S. V. Chopde
M. R. Jawale
S. R. Lende


Nutrition is an important component in maintaining good health. Various nutrients are essential for maintaining a functional immune system. Fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals enhance s the production and activity of cytokines which are chemical signaling molecules that regulate s the immune response.    Complex inter-relationships exist among certain micronutrients, immune function and disease resistance in animals Chromium supplementation has been found to improve cell-mediated and humoral immune responses. Selenium and vitamin E enhances the ability of isolated neutrophils to kill bacteria. Copper enhances the production of antibodies, cell-mediated immunity, interferon, and tumour necrosis factor by mononuclear cells. Zin c plays an important role in maintaining innate immunity.  Cobalt deficiency has been associated with reduced resistance to parasitic infestation. Vitamin A-deficient animals are more susceptible to various types of infections. Antioxidant properties of β-Carotene affect immune function and disease resistance independent of its role as a precursor of vitamin A.


How to Cite
Nipane, S., Kawitkar, S. B. ., Dhok, A. P. ., Chopde, S. V. ., Jawale, M. R. . ., & Lende, S. R. . (2022). Nutritional Effect on Immunity of Animals. International Journal of Livestock Research, 12(4), 1–6.


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