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Vol. 11, Special Issue 2 (2022)

Cooked broken rice as a source of energy instead of maize at a constant nutrient intake in lactating Murrah buffaloes

Author(s):
Bhavna Aharwal, Biswajit Roy, Rahul Sehar, Jyotsana Shakkarpude, GP Lakhani, Aditya Mishra, Chandrapal Solanki and Shraddha Shrivastav
Abstract:
The use of cooked rice grain instead of maize in lactating murrah buffaloes diets was investigated. The experiment was performed at Livestock Farm, Adhartal, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, NDVSU, Jabalpur (M.P.) The objectives of the experiment was cooked broken rice as a source of energy instead of maize at a constant nutrient intake in lactating murrah buffaloes. A total of 12 peri-parturiant Murrah buffaloes, 5 days post-partum were randomly assigned into two different groups as control (C) and Group-1 (CR) with 6 animals in each group. In group C only basal diet was offered as per individual animals requirement where as in CR group the maize was replaced by cooked broken rice.
The results showed that feeding cooked broken rice instead of maize had no effects (P>0.05) on total DMI, live weight change, nutrient intake but daily milk yield and DMI (%BW) were found significant in different treatment groups. The overall average total feed intakes (kg/animal) were 43.49±0.74 and 41.27±0.83 in control and CR groups, respectively. The overall total dry matter intake (kg/animal) of lactating Murrah buffaloes were 15.87±0.13 and 15.61±0.15 in control and CR groups, respectively. The overall average monthly body weight (kg) of lactating Murrah buffaloes were 536.25±15.49 and 522.23±16.96 in control, and CR groups, respectively. The overall average milk yield was 7.59±0.05 and 8.06±0.05 in control and CR groups, respectively significant (p>0.05) difference was observed over the experimental period.
Blood samples was collected from each buffaloes at monthly interval to know the serum enzymes i.e. ALP, AST, ALT, biochemical analysis includes BUN have no significant (P>0.05) difference were observed on various blood parameters of lactating Murrah buffaloes over the experimental period. The study concluded that maize can be replaced by broken rice in cooked form in lactating murrah buffaloes.
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How to cite this article:
Bhavna Aharwal, Biswajit Roy, Rahul Sehar, Jyotsana Shakkarpude, GP Lakhani, Aditya Mishra, Chandrapal Solanki and Shraddha Shrivastav. Cooked broken rice as a source of energy instead of maize at a constant nutrient intake in lactating Murrah buffaloes. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(2S): 954-963.

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