Effects of dietary lead acetate and aluminosilicates on the antioxidative defense system of broilers’ muscle tissues

Document Type: Full paper (Original article)

Authors

1 Department of Field and Vegetable Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia

2 Department of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia

Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietary supplements with lead acetate and aluminosilicates (ATN) on antioxidative enzyme activities and lipid peroxidation of the heart and skeletal muscle tissues of broiler chickens. Broilers were allotted to four diets including the control group, the Pb group, the aluminosilicate-ATN (antitoxic nutrient) group and the Pb+ATN group, in a 3-week feeding experiment. Dietary intake of lead acetate induces oxidative stress and promotes lipid peroxidation in the
heart muscle tissue. The combined data showed that chickens fed with ATN received significant protection against the effects of lead acetate for most of the measured parameters.

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