8-Title: Effect of exogenous fibrolytic enzyme on in vitro digestibility of Hanuman-117 maize fodder variety harvested at different stages

Authors: Said Mohammad Ali, Prasanna SB, Ranjith Roy Yadav, Mahadevappa D Gouri, Malathi V,  Jayanaik, Shivaraj Murag and Abhijeet Kumar

Source: Ruminant Science (2020)-9(2):247-250.

How to cite this manuscript: Ali SM, Prasanna SB, Yadav RR, Gouri MD, Malathi V, Jayanaik, Murag Shivaraj and Kumar Abhijeet (2020). Effect of exogenous fibrolytic enzyme on in vitro digestibility of Hanuman-117 maize fodder variety harvested at different stages. Ruminant Science 9(2):247-250.


The present study was carried out to evaluate the in vitro true dry matter digestibility (TDMD) and Neutral detergent fibre digestibility (NDFD) of Hanuman-117 maize fodder variety harvested at 75, 85, 95 and 105 days of sowing and in vitro supplemented with Exogenous fibrolytic Enzyme (FiberzymeTM) at 0, 10, 20g /head/day level. Rumen liquor was obtained from two crossbred (Murrah x local) lactating buffaloes fitted with a flexible rumen cannula. The results showed that TDM and NDF digestibility of Hanuman-117 variety recorded at 105 days of harvesting and supplemented with 20g of enzyme was significantly high (71.32 ±0.61 and 43.63±1.20, respectively) as compared to unsupplemented group, having lowest value (67.17±0.87 and 35.48±1.71, respectively) among groups. The digestibility data also showed a reducing trend with the advancement of maturity. 


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