EFFECT OF FEEDING GARLIC (Allium sativum)

EFFECT OF FEEDING GARLIC (Allium sativum) AND PROBIOTIC (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) ALONE OR IN COMBINATION WITH GROUND NUT STRAW BASED COMPLETE FEED ON RUMEN PARAMETERS IN SONADI SHEEP

Title: EFFECT OF FEEDING GARLIC (Allium sativum) AND PROBIOTIC (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) ALONE OR IN COMBINATION WITH GROUND NUT STRAW BASED COMPLETE FEED ON RUMEN PARAMETERS IN SONADI SHEEP

Authors: Mahendra Kumar Meena, Monika Joshi, Uma Ram and Manish Kumawat

Source: Ruminant Science (2018)-7(2):233-236.

Cite this reference as: Meena MK, Joshi Monika, Ram Uma and Kumawat Manish (2018). Effect of feeding garlic (Allium sativum) and probiotic (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) alone or in combination with ground nut straw based complete feed on rumen parameters in Sonadi sheep. Ruminant Science 7(2):233-236.

Abstract

Present study was conducted to assess the effect of feeding garlic (Allium sativum) and probiotic (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) alone or in combination with groundnut straw based complete feed on rumen parameters in Sonadi sheep. A feeding trial was conducted for 90 days period followed by metabolism trial. Four complete diets were prepared as T1 (roughage + concentrate mixture), T2 (basal roughage + concentrate mixture + Allium sativum @ 3% of feed), T3 (basal roughage + concentrate mixture + probiotic (Saccharomyces cerevisiae @3g/head/d) and T4 (basal roughage + concentrate mixture + Allium sativum @ 1.5% of feed + probiotic (Saccharomyces cerevisiae @1.5g/head/d), using roughage and concentrate ratio 60:40. Sixteen Sonadi rams (10-12 month of age) were selected and randomly distributed in four groups of four rams each. Results revealed that the rumen parameters viz. pH and TVFA showed non-significant effect due to garlic and yeast supplementation. Supplementation of garlic (Allium sativum) as well as yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) in ruminants showed apparently beneficial effects on rumen fermentation characteristics.

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