Vol. 7, Issue 7 (2018)
Effect of composite feed additive on dry matter intake and fluctuations in body weight in lactating buffaloes
Kiran and Avijit Dey
The study was conducted to examine the effect of composite feed additive on daily feed intake and body weight gain in Murrah buffaloes. The experiment was carried out in buffalo farm ICAR-CIRB Hisar. Murrah lactating buffaloes (n=18) (Bubalus bubalis) were allocated into two dietary groups, control and treatment containing basal feed without or with composite feed additives, respectively. Composite feed additive (CFA) was fed @ 2.5% of total dry matter intake in the CFA fed group along with concentrate mixture. Feed intake in treatment group was 12.88 kg and in control group was 13.31 kg which was comparable (p>0.05) in both the groups. In the end of the trial the feed intake was found to be 13.73 and 13.70kg in treatment and control group respectively. The initial live body weight of the animals were 515.92±35.98 and 498.56±43.17kg in CFA fed buffaloes and the control group animals respectively and the average daily weight gain in the animals was 166.85±74.44 and 207.62±94.36 in control and treatment group and final body weight was 513.57±42.43 and an in control and CFA fed buffaloes.
How to cite this article:
Kiran, Avijit Dey. Effect of composite feed additive on dry matter intake and fluctuations in body weight in lactating buffaloes. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(7):392-394.