Evaluation of the Phytogenic Potential (I-Rosa canina)

ARABELA UNTEA, RODICA CRISTE, TATIANA PANAITE, DANIEL RADUTOIU

Abstract


A 35 days study on 8 piglets (average initial weight 12 kg) kept in individual metabolic cages evaluated the effects of using supplementary Rosa canina in piglet diets on Cu, Zn absorption and elimination through faeces. The piglets were assigned to two groups (C and E) and received the same basal diet (corn and soybean meal) with 18.27% CP and 3300 Kcal ME. The diet for group E contained 3% supplemental Rosa canina and the premix was decreased with 10%. Both the ingesta and excreta were recorded throughout the experimental period. Average weekly samples of the ingesta and faeces were organized for each individual pig and assayed for Cu and Zn. For Cu and Zn the coefficients of apparent absorption were not significantly different, (C- 59.93% ± 7.67 and E – 61.87% ± 3.52 for Cu and C- 66.61% ± 8.42 and E – 63.36% ± 7.31 for Zn). Observing the evolution of the experimental group, one can notice the stabilization of the amounts of Cu excreted through faeces after 15 days of treatment, which stabilized implicitly the amounts of Cu absorbed by the animal organism. The results show that the 10% decrease of the dietary premix and the use of supplemental dog rose (Rosa canina) preparation, the amounts of Cu and Zn eliminated through the faeces decreased by 13.45% and 4.93%, respectively.

Keywords


Rosa canina; absorption; elimination; minerals; piglet

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-asb:66:1-2:3328




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