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International Journal of Zoology
Volume 2016, Article ID 2159509, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2159509
Research Article

Phenozan Influence on the Physiological-Biochemical Parameters of the Young Minks Leading to Their Advanced Properties

1Animal Zootechnology Department, Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education, “Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology-MVA by K.I. Skryabin”, Akad. Skryabin Str. 23, Moscow 109472, Russia
2Chemistry Department, Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education, “Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology-MVA by K.I. Skryabin”, Akad. Skryabin Str. 23, Moscow 109472, Russia
3Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology, Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia

Received 22 April 2016; Revised 3 August 2016; Accepted 16 August 2016

Academic Editor: Iain J. McGaw

Copyright © 2016 Nikolai A. Balakirev et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The antioxidant influence on the physiological-biochemical parameters of productive animals is one of the most important directions in modern animal science. Phenozan is a synthetic antioxidant with high biological activities including those for animals. The positive effects of phenozan on the physiological-biochemical parameters of the mink blood were found. These effects are leading to the intensive growth, strong health, enhancement of the mink fur quality, and so forth. The total amount of the erythrocytes in the mink blood increased by about 4-5% due to phenozan inclusion in the mink diet. Even a more significant increase was found in hemoglobin content in the mink blood and erythrocytes (by about 9.5% and 8.8%, resp.) due to phenozan inclusion of 100 mg/day, whereas it was found only by about 6.1–5.3% or 5.5–0.3%, owing to phenozan inclusion of 50 or 150 mg/day. For many other parameters the optimal phenozan concentration was about 100 mg/day per head according to the result obtained for all studied animal groups. Thus, phenozan can be successfully used as a biologically active compound for mink nutrition and is recommended for other farm animals.