Assuaging Effects of Ingestions of Vitamins C and E on the Blood Parameters of Growing Pigs Fed Crude Oil-Contaminated Diets

  • James T. Mbachiantim
  • Ntinya C. Johnson
  • Victor M. Ogbamgba
Keywords: Crude oil, Assuaging Impacts of Vitamins C and E, Blood Parameters, Pig

Abstract

The assuaging effects of the dietary ingestions of vitamins C and E on the hematological parameters of growing pigs that consumed crude oil-contaminated diets were investigated. 18 Landrace growing pigs weighing 9 – 10 kg were used in the study. There were 3 dietary treatments as: diet 1 {(T0) the negative control diet}, diet 2 {(T1) containing crude oil at 15g/kg of diet} and diet 3 {(T2) (as in T1 + 200mg of vitamins C and E/kg of diet} as 100mg of vitamin C and 100mg of vitamin E, respectively with 6 replications per treatment. The experiment lasted for 4 weeks. The hemoglobin (Hb) concentrations, packed cell volume (PCV) and red blood cell (RBC) counts of the negative control diet animals (T0) were significantly higher (P < 0.05) than those of animals on diet 2 (T1).  However, animals on diet 3 (T2) had similar (P > 0.05) RBC counts with those of T0 diet. T2 animals also had significantly higher (P < 0.05) Hb and PCV values compared with animals on the T1 diet. In the white blood cell (WBC) counts, animals of the T0 diet had significantly higher (P < 0.05) value compared with animals of the T1 and T2 diets. However, animals of the T2 diet demonstrated significantly higher (P < 0.05) WBC counts compared to those of T1 diet. It was concluded that vitamins C and E have assuaging potentials on the adverse effects of crude oil on the hematological parameters of the growing pig.

How to Cite
Mbachiantim, J. T., Johnson, N. C., & Ogbamgba, V. M. (2022). Assuaging Effects of Ingestions of Vitamins C and E on the Blood Parameters of Growing Pigs Fed Crude Oil-Contaminated Diets. European Journal of Science, Innovation and Technology, 2(1), 17-21. Retrieved from http://ejsit-journal.com/index.php/ejsit/article/view/60
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