9-Title: Effects of probiotic and synbiotic supplementation on productive performance of sahiwal cows reared in hot-arid ambience of western Rajasthan
Authors: Gayatri Gujar, Vijay Kumar Choudhary, Monika and Usha Choudhary
Source: Ruminant Science (2022)-11(1):41-44.
How to cite this manuscript: Gujar Gayatri, Choudhary Vijay Kumar, Monika and Choudhary Usha (2022). Effects of probiotic and synbiotic supplementation on productive performance of sahiwal cows reared in hot-arid ambience of western Rajasthan. Ruminant Science 11(1):41-44.
The present study was carried out to evaluate the effects of probiotic and synbiotic supplementation on the production performance of Sahiwal cattle reared in the arid region of Rajasthan. Eighteen healthy Sahiwal cows in their second month of lactation were selected and randomly divided into three groups of six animals each: Group-I (given only basal diet without any supplementation) acted as the control group. The treatment groups: Group II and Group-III were supplemented with probiotic and synbiotic, respectively, for a period of three months. At the end of the trial, the highest milk yield was observed in the synbiotic-supplemented group followed by probiotic-supplemented and control groups, respectively. Statistical analysis revealed a significant (P<0.05) difference in average daily milk yield between the control and supplemented groups. However, the difference in average daily milk yield was not significant between the supplemented groups.
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