EFFECT OF IMPROVED NUTRITION AND SHELTER ON SERO-BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF MAGRA LAMBS UNDER ARID ZONE

EFFECT OF IMPROVED NUTRITION AND SHELTER ON SERO-BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF MAGRA LAMBS UNDER ARID ZONE

Title: EFFECT OF IMPROVED NUTRITION AND SHELTER ON SERO-BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF MAGRA LAMBS UNDER ARID ZONE

Authors: T Bothra, AK Patel, Vijay Kumar, SC Goswami, HK Narula, D Jain and Neha Sharma

Source: Ruminant Science (2018)-7(2):237-240.

Cite this reference as: Bothra T, Patel AK, Kumar Vijay, Goswami SC, Narula HK, Jain D and Sharma Neha (2018). Effect of improved nutrition and shelter on sero-biochemical parameters of Magra lambs under arid zone. Ruminant Science 7(2):237-240.

Abstract

The present study was conducted at ARC-CSWRI in phased manner (Autumn-Winter season and Spring-Summer season) to observe the effect of improved nutrition and improved shelter either alone or in combination on serum glucose, serum alkaline phosphatase and creatinine in Magra lambs. In each phase, fifteen days old Magra lambs (n=40) were used in a randomized block design upto the six month of age and divided into four groups of 10 lambs in each group (T1-T4). There was wide variation in temperature and THI during the study period, which indicated that lambs were under thermal stress during various months of trial. Thermal stress caused alteration in mean values of serum glucose, serum alkaline phosphatase and serum creatinine in control group (T1) which might be improved due to amelioration of the negative effects of thermal stress by provision of improved nutrition and improved shelter.

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