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Vol. 10, Special Issue 11 (2021)

Role of probiotics on growth and digestibility of nutrients in Kenguri lambs

Jaishankar N
An experiment was conducted for the duration of three months to assess the growth performance of Kenguri lambs. The animal trial was carried out with 10 Kenguri lambs of three months old randomly distributed to two treatments with average initial body weight of 12.94kg T-1 control group and 13.11 kg T-2 treatment group. The probiotic culture supplemented @ 500g per quintal concentrated feed and fed to treatment group whereas T-1 supplemented concentrate feed without probiotics. Tur bhusa fed as a sole roughage source for both the treatments. The average daily body gain was 83.9 and 89.2g in T-1 and T-2 respectively. The roughage dry matter intake varied from 321 to 487g and 330 to 508g in T-1 and T-2 respectively. Whereas the concentrate dry matter intake was varied from 368 to 460 in both treatments. The total dry matter intake was 745 to 937g and 785 to 965g in T-1 and T-2 respectively. Digestibility of nutrients was better in probiotic supplemented group then control group. This indicates probiotics have positive influence on growth performance of kenguri sheep. Hence recommended for supplementation of probiotic culture as feed additive in kenguri sheep ration and tur bhusa can be used as a sole dry roughage source for production of sheep under intensive system of rearing.
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How to cite this article:
Jaishankar N. Role of probiotics on growth and digestibility of nutrients in Kenguri lambs. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 1929-1933.

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