The association of aloe and β-carotene supplementation improves oxidative stress and inflammatory state in pregnant buffalo cows

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P. Lombardi N. Musco M.I. Cutrignelli M.P. Mollica G. Trinchese S. Calabrò R. Tudisco M. Grossi V. Mastellone G. Vassalotti M.E. Pero V.M. Morittu F. Infascelli

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The complex polysaccharides of Aloe have been reported to improve immunity and oxidative status either in vitro or in vivo studies. Further, β-carotene has been shown to influence immune function and health in the cow. In this study, the effects of VigoorsanTM, a commercial supplement containing Aloe arborescence and β-carotene, on biochemical profile and oxidative/inflammatory status, were evaluatedin pregnant buffalo cows. VigoorsanTM was supplied (50 g/day/head) to pluriparae buffalo cows for 30 days before delivery. A significant increase of BAP and OXY and a decrease of d-ROMs (P<0.01) were detected in blood from cows supplemented with VigoorsanTM. Further, a decrease of TNF-α, IL1-βand MCP-1 and an increase of IL-10 were showed (P<0.01). Blood chemistry profiles showed no adverse effects on health status. Results showed that VigoorsanTM supplementation improves oxidative and inflammatory status with no negative effects on metabolism in water buffalo cow.

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LOMBARDI, P. et al. The association of aloe and β-carotene supplementation improves oxidative stress and inflammatory state in pregnant buffalo cows. Buffalo Bulletin, [S.l.], v. 36, n. 3, p. 497-503, sep. 2017. ISSN 2539-5696. Available at: <http://ibic.lib.ku.ac.th/bufbu/index.php/BufBu/article/view/646>. Date accessed: 19 oct. 2017.
Keywords
Buffaloes; Bubalus bubalis; Aloe arborescence; β-carotene; Oxidative status; Inflammation
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