THE EFFECT OF PECTIN USAGE AS FEED ADDITIVE ON PIGS EXCRETION METABOLISM AND BLOOD BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS
Liudmyla Olexiyivna Tarasenko, Valentina Olegivna Rud
It is well known that the enzymatic activity is dependent to the presence in the reaction environment of the activators and inhibitors. In most cases, the latter ones are represented by the heavy metals. This study hypothesis was that the usage of a feed additive may normalize the metabolic enzymatic processes in animals through the facilitation of the heavy metals excretion. The original findings have shown positive impact after 30 days of pectin usage as feed additive on piglets rearing, at an optimal dose of 0.3 g/kg body weight, in order to decrease cadmium, cooper, lead and mercury in all organs and tissues to the BAC levels (boundary acceptable concentration). Other effects were the normalization of metabolic processes, especially the level of mineral and albuminous metabolism and the overall improvement of the blood biochemical parameters.
Key words: pectin, pigs, heavy metals, mineral and albumin metabolism, blood biochemistry