A Study on the Changes of Blood Mineral and Enzyme Activity During Growth Period of Velvet Antler in Korean Spotted Deer(Cervus Nippon)

꽃사슴의 녹용 성장기간 중 혈액 내 미네랄 및 효소활성 변화에 관한 연구

  • Kim, M.H. (Korea Nokyong Research Center, Konkuk University) ;
  • Moon, S.H. (Korea Nokyong Research Center, Konkuk University) ;
  • Lee, C.H. (College of Medicine, Konkuk University) ;
  • Jeon, B.T. (Korea Nokyong Research Center, Konkuk University)
  • 김명화 (건국대학교 한국녹용연구센타) ;
  • 문상호 (건국대학교 한국녹용연구센타) ;
  • 이창훈 (건국대학교 의과대학) ;
  • 전병태 (건국대학교 한국녹용연구센타)
  • Published : 2003.12.31


This study was aimed at investigating the change of blood mineral and enzyme activity during growth period of velvet antler in Korean spotted deer. Samples of blood, obtained from the jugular vein of twenty-five deer(4 to 6 year-old males), were taken in 10 days interval from just after casting to 50 days. Deer were randomly selected from the farm, and samples were analyzed for blood parameters like mineral concentration and enzyme activities. No significant differences found in calcium and phosphorus concentration in blood whereas sodium, potassium and chloride concentration were significantly changed with antler growth. There were no significant differences in alkaline phosphatase, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, $\gamma$-glutamyl transferase and lactate dehydrogenase during growth of antler, but alkaline phosphatase concentration was increased with growth of antler, and the highest concentration was obtained on the 50 days after casting. Creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase activities for the deer tested in this experiment were higher than those of other animals.


Blood mineral;Enzyme activity;Korean spotted deer


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