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EFFECT OF PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS ON HEMATOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL BLOOD INDICES AND MILK PRODUCTION IN SHEEP
Stanisław Milewski, Wiesław Szczepański, Andrzej Depta, Andrzej Rychlik
The studies were conducted on lactating ewes. Stimulation with a pulsed electromagnetic field generated by BEMER 3000 VET was carried out for 4 weeks. The basic hematological and biochemical blood indices were determined, including the activity of ALT and ALP, the levels of glucose, total protein, cholesterol, triglycerides, total calcium, inorganic phosphorus, electrolytes ( Na+, K+, Cl-) and the parameters of the acid-base equilibrium. Milk production and composition, and the growth rate of lambs were determined as well. The sheep subjected to the above stimulation showed slight changes indicating increased intensity of lipid metabolism and activity of the respiratory center, and stability of the electrolyte equilibrium and water balance. The ewes examined showed also a growing tendency as concerns the milk yield, which was confirmed by a considerably higher growth rate of lambs, observed from the 2nd to 70th day.
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