Bìol. Tvarin, 2013, volume 15, issue 1, pp. 27–33


O. M. Buchko

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Institute of Animal Biology NAAS,
38 Stus str., Lviv 79034, Ukraine

 The paper deals with actual issue of increasing of young high performance animals adaptive capacity under the intensive technologies of rearing in the most critical moments — from birth to weaning have been presented. For this purpose, the effect of dietary food additive «Humilid» on some indices of oxidative stress and antioxidant defense system of the piglets organism during the first 54 days of life have been studied. It has been found that the addition of humic supplements to the diet of sows during the two weeks before and the week after farrowing (21 days) in the blood of piglets born from their sows accompanied by reducing of TBA-active products concentration, lipid hydroperoxides and protein carbonyl groups and increasing of superoxide dismutase and catalase activity compared to control group. Re-feeding of «Humilid» to 25-days old and 26-days old piglets reinforced positive impact of this additive on the antioxidant defense system and free-radical processes in their organism. These data suggest a better adaptive ability of animals fed with humic addition to the standard diet. It is concluded that the biologically active additive «Humilid» can be used as a stress-corrector in the most critical periods of development, including prolongation of their effect on the animal organism.


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