Paper Information

Journal:   ANIMAL SCIENCE RESEARCHES (FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE, UNIVERSITY OF TABRIZ)   FALL 2010-WINTER 2011 , Volume 20-4 , Number 2; Page(s) 67 To 76.
 
Paper: 

EFFECT OF PROPYLENE GLYCOL ON FETAL GROWTH RATE AND ITS RELATION WITH PREGNANCY TOXEMIA IN EWES

 
 
Author(s):  FARAJYAN HAJIKHAJEHLOU M., MOGHADDAM GH.A.*, SHOJAA J., PIRANI N.A.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF TABRIZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

This study was done to investigate subclinical pregnancy toxemia and effect of feeding with propylene glycol (PPG) to supply glucose precursor to prevent ketosis and increase fetal growth. In this study, 40 pregnant ewes, 21 days before parturition belonging to two genetic groups and having 1 to 3 parities were used at Khalatposhan research station, faculty of agriculture, university of Tabriz. PPG was used at 4 levels zero (control) and feeding 420 gr of PPG at three different periods. Blood samples were taken before and after feeding with PPG. Thereafter, blood glucose, and blood serum urea and total protein concentrations were measured by spectrophotometer. The data were analyzed using a general linear model and primary concentration of each metabolite was used as covariate. The weight of ewes, lambs at birth and weaning were recorded. Experimental results indicated significant effect (P<0.01) of PPG on blood serum glucose concentration while total serum protein, lambs birth and weaning weights did not affect by PPG. Control group significantly (P<0.05) had lower blood glucose and upper serum concentrations. PPG, genetic groups and parity had significant (P<0.05) effect on ewes body weight while genetic group had very significant (P<0.01) effect on birth and weaning weights of the lambs. It can be concluded that PPG with increasing blood glucose concentration can reduce pregnancy toxemia in ewes.

 
Keyword(s): BLOOD GLUCOSE, EWE, FETAL GROWTH RATE, PREGNANCY TOXEMIA, PROPYLENE GLYCOL
 
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