Measurement of Zinc in Arabian Horses
Serum by Spectrophotometric Method in Tabriz
Zinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods, added to others and available as a dietary supplement. Zinc is also found in many cold lozenges and some over-the-counter drugs sold as cold remedies. Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of cellular metabolism. It is required for the catalytic activity of approximately 100 enzymes and it plays a role in immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis and cell division. Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood and adolescence and is required for proper sense of taste and smell. A daily intake of zinc is required to maintain a steady state because the body has no specialized zinc storage system. The aim of this study was to measurement of zinc in Arabian horses serum by Spectrophotometric Method in Tabriz. In this study about 186 blood samples from apparently healthy Arabian horses were obtained and blood samples taken near the ice and sent to the laboratory and after serum preparation were freezing inside the micro tube. In lab, blood samples centrifuged at 2000 rpm for 15 min.