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Vol. 12, Special Issue 10 (2023)

Influence of plant secondary metabolites supplementation on nutrient digestibility in cross-bred dairy cattle

Author(s):
Neelam Kumari, Anju Kala, Bharat Shindhe and LC Chaudhary
Abstract:
The experiment was conducted to study the effect of plant secondary metabolites supplementation on nutrient intake and nutrient digestibility in cross-bred dairy cattle. Eighteen, lactating cross bred Vrindavani cattle (30 to 60 days postpartum) were selected (based on parity and milk yield) and divided into 3 groups with each group containing 6 animals. Control group was fed with basal diet (concentrate according to milk yield and green fodder ad libitum). In T1 group, basal diet was supplemented with a combination of ajwain oil and bahera. In T2 group basal diet was supplemented with a combination of ajwain oil and bahera at double the dose of T1. Nutrient intake, as well as nutrient digestibility (CP, ADF, EE) was similar in all three experimental groups whereas NDF digestibility was significantly (p>0.05) higher T3 group than control and T1. DCP and TDN intake in terms of kg/day and g/kgW0.75 was comparable among groups. In conclusion, dietary supplementation of plant secondary metabolites did not affect nutrient intake nutrient digestibility in cross-bred dairy cattle except NDF digestibility which was improved.
Pages: 1121-1124  |  68 Views  35 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Neelam Kumari, Anju Kala, Bharat Shindhe and LC Chaudhary. Influence of plant secondary metabolites supplementation on nutrient digestibility in cross-bred dairy cattle. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(10S): 1121-1124.
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