The effect of parenteral administration of copper on the weight gain, erithrograme and the hepatic and renal parenchymas in crossbred (Zebu x European) confined bovines

Luiz Antônio Franco da Silva, Paulo Henrique Jorge da Cunha, Eurione Antônio Garcia da Veiga Jardim, Maria Clorinda Soares Fioravanti, Bruno Rodrigues Trindade, Marco Augusto Machado Silva, José Rubens Gonçalves, Pedro Paulo da Cunha Gonçalves, André Prazeres

Abstract


This study evaluated the effect of the parenteral administration of etilenodinitrile tetracetate of calcium and copper on the weight gain, eritrograma and the hepatic and renal parenchymas in confined bovines, using 200 animals, distributed in four groups (G) of 50 (I, II, III and IV). The groups I and II were constituted by bovines with the age of 24 months and the groups III and IV by animals of 12 months, which GI was given 100mg of active copper and GIII 75mg, both by subcutaneous way by the beginning of the study. The other groups were used as the control. The weight measure of the animals of all groups was done from 28 to 28 days during the 112 days of confinement. It was done the eritrograma in ten bovines of each group and the dosage of the hepatic and renal concentration of copper and the hystological evaluation, in the animals of the groups I and II. The values found on the eritrograma showed normality and the hepatic and renal concentrations of copper in bovines with the age of 24 months showed depletion levels. It was not verified differences about the hystological evaluation between the groups I and II. There was significant difference on the weight gain media between the groups I and II. On the groups III and IV, it was not observed difference over the weight gain media.


Keywords


Copper; Eritrograma; Gain; Bovines.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2004v25n3p225

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
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E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
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