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2009
Volume 12
Issue 3
Topic:
Veterinary Medicine
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AGRICULTURAL
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Marycz K. , Moll E. , Zawadzki W. , Nicpo˝ J. 2009. THE CORRELATION OF ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION AND MORPHOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF THE HORSES HAIR AFTER 110 DAYS OF FEEDING WITH HIGH QUALITY COMMERCIAL FOOD ENRICHED WITH Zn AND Cu ORGANIC FORMS, EJPAU 12(3), #04.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume12/issue3/abs-04.html

THE CORRELATION OF ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION AND MORPHOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF THE HORSES HAIR AFTER 110 DAYS OF FEEDING WITH HIGH QUALITY COMMERCIAL FOOD ENRICHED WITH ZN AND CU ORGANIC FORMS

Krzysztof Marycz1, Eberhard Moll2, Wojciech Zawadzki3, Jakub Nicpo˝4
1 Electron Microscope Laboratory, Departament of Animal Hygiene and Ichthyology, Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
2 Műhle Ebert Dielheim, Germany
3 Department of Animal Physiology and Biostructure, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
4 Department and Clinic of Veterinary Surgery, Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland

 

ABSTRACT


The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of high quality commercial
food enriched with trace minerals, particularly Zn and Cu on hair coat of yearling
thoroughbred horses. In the following research horses for 110 days were
fed with St Hippolit diet with 5% higher Zn and Cu contents comparing to standard
high concentrated foals feed. The additional advantage of the fodder was the
contents of organic forms of mentioned trace elements which has been supposed
to markedly enable their absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. Elemental
composition of the hairs and their ultrastructure were examined by means of
SEM/EDS at the beginning and at the end of the study. In the course of the following
research. after period of feeding with Fohlengold both morphological features
of the hair coat and hairs elemental composition significantly improved. That
point at the positive impact of high quality, Zn and Cu enriched diet on hair coat quality. Moreover
marked correlation between elemental composition of the hair and their morphological
properties were observed which show of possible SEM/EDS application in estimating
elemental status of the organism.

Key words: trace elements, hair, horse, SEM/EDS, feeding.


Krzysztof Marycz
Electron Microscope Laboratory,
Departament of Animal Hygiene and Ichthyology,
Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
Ko┐uchowska 5b, 50-375 Wroc│aw, Poland
Phone: +48 71 320 58 88
email: krzysztofmarycz@interia.pl

Eberhard Moll
Műhle Ebert Dielheim, Germany

email: moll@muehle-ebert.de

Wojciech Zawadzki
Department of Animal Physiology and Biostructure, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
C.K. Norwida 31
50-375 Wroc│aw
Poland
Phone: +48 71 320 5401
email: wojciech.zawadzki@up.wroc.pl

Jakub Nicpo˝
Department and Clinic of Veterinary Surgery,
Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
51 Grunwaldzki Square, 50-366 Wroclaw, Poland
email: nickub@poczta.onet.pl

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