Effect of Ricinus communis 3x and Urtica urens 3x in ameliorating Lactogenesis in Jersey crossbred cows
Vidhya M, K Krishnakumar and B Sai Shankar
To elucidate the lactogenic influence of Ricinus communis and Urtica urens as natural Galactogogues, eighteen apparently healthy, pluriparous, Jersey crossbred cows with 3-5 months post-partum period maintained under uniform managerial conditions at Post Graduate Research Institute in Animal Sciences (PGRIAS), Kattupakkam, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University were utilized for this study. Group I cows served as Control, Group II and III cows were administered with 5ml of Ricinus communis 3X and 5ml of Urtica urens 3X, P/O per day for 10 days, respectively. The feeding, watering habits, physical, behavioral changes, mean rectal temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate, status of conjunctival mucus membrane and vaginal mucus membrane were not significantly different (p>0.05) in all the groups. Higher milk yield was recorded between days 2 and 20 in group II and III cows. Significantly higher percentage of fat, solid not fat and total solid in milk were observed in group II and III cows than group I cows. It is inferred that Ricinus communis (3X) and Urtica urens 3X administration results in higher milk yield and better milk composition which are essential to improve the economic status of the agrarian community. Future studies are necessary to determine the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic actions of the drug.
How to cite this article:
Vidhya M, K Krishnakumar and B Sai Shankar. Effect of Ricinus communis 3x and Urtica urens 3x in ameliorating Lactogenesis in Jersey crossbred cows. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(10S): 914-919.