Sunflower oil plus cholesterol and fish oil for fattening lambs: effects on plasma parameters

R Bodas, RI Richardson

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    Abstract

    The objective of this work was to study the effects of oils rich in n−3 (fish oil) and n−6 (sunflower oil) polyunsaturated fatty acids on plasma lipid peroxidation (TBARS), plasma cholesterol and triglycerides (TAG), and white blood cells (WBC) count of fattening lambs. Therefore, fifteen Merino-cross lambs (initial weight 25 kg) were fed barley straw and concentrate (25 g/kg BW per day) either alone (Control group) or supplemented with either sunflower oil plus cholesterol (SFO+C group, sunflower oil 28 g and cholesterol 2 g/kg concentrate) or fish oil (FO group, 30 g/kg concentrate) for 21 days. From day 22 until the end of the trial (day 45), all the concentrates were supplemented with vitamin E (6 g/kg concentrate). Throughout the experimental period all the groups showed a decrease in plasma TBARS (P0.10). TAG concentration was lower in fish oil fed lambs (P
    Translated title of the contributionSunflower oil plus cholesterol and fish oil for fattening lambs: effects on plasma parameters
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationChallenging strategies to promote the sheep and goat sector in the current global context
    EditorsMJ Ranilla, MD Carro, H Ben Salem, P Norand-Fehr
    PublisherCIHEAM
    Pages227 - 232
    Number of pages5
    VolumeSerie A: Seminaires Mediterraneens No. 99
    ISBN (Print)285352471X
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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