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Effect of Oreganum onites L. Aromatic Water Supplemented to Whole Milk on Performance, Blood Metabolites and Oxidative Status of Holstein Calves During the Pre-Weaning Period

Effect of Oreganum onites L. Aromatic Water Supplemented to Whole Milk on Performance, Blood Metabolites and Oxidative Status of Holstein Calves During the Pre-Weaning Period

Serkan Özkaya1*, Oktay Özkan2, Sabri Erbas3, Isa Gökhan Yalçın4, Dariusz Piwczynski5 and Wojciech Neja5 

1Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Faculty, Isparta University of Applied Sciences, Isparta, Turkey
2Department of Medical Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Nigde Omer Halisdemir University, Nigde, Turkey 
3Department of Field Crops, Agricultural Faculty, Isparta University of Applied Sciences, Isparta, Turkey
4Department of Emergency Medicine, Isparta City Hospital, Isparta, Turkey
5Department of Genetics and General Animal Breeding, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, University of Technology and Life Sciences, Bydgoszcz, Poland
 
* Corresponding author: serkanozkaya@isparta.edu.tr

ABSTRACT

In intensive growing systems, the growth and yield of livestock are suppressed due to the oxidative stress to which they are also exposed. In the present study, it was investigated whether Oreganum onites L. aromatic water (OW) could serve as an agent of reducing the effects of oxidative stress while improving the growth performance of suckling Holstein calves. Twenty-eight newborn calves (n=7, in each group) were randomly selected and assigned to the following four treatments: Control, 40, 60 and 80 ml OW supplemented whole milk (WM) per day. The applied 60 and 80 ml OW tended to improve the antioxidative stress mechanism of calves while supporting their growth (e.g., total and daily weight gain, body measurements). The findings of the present study showed that Oreganum onites L. aromatic water, a by-product, can be used safely in alleviating the problems such as oxidative stress that may occur in intensive growing systems.

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

February

Vol. 55, Iss. 1, Pages 1-500

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