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Sahu S.,Orissa University of Agriculture University | Babu L.K.,Orissa University of Agriculture University | Karna D.K.,Orissa University of Agriculture University | Behera K.,Orissa University of Agriculture University | And 3 more authors.
Indian Journal of Animal Research

45 pregnant Ganjam does were randomly distributed into three treatment groups (T1, T2, T3), 15 in each for evaluating the effect of concentrate supplementation 2 months before expected date of kidding on their haematobiochemical profiles. All the does were maintained on browsing besides additional concentrate supplementation @ 200 g /day and @ 300 g/day in T2 and T3 respectively. Blood samples were collected at the beginning and 60th day of experiment for analysis of hemoglobin, serum glucose, urea, total protein, albumin, globulin and A/G. Significant differences (P<0.05) were observed for serum glucose in T2 (52.219 ± 1.315 mg/dl) and T3 (53.115 ± 2.089 mg/dl) as compared to T1 (46.730 ± 0.815 mg/dl) while serum urea concentration in T2 (12.540 ± 0.736 mg/dl) and T3 (12.193 ± 0.819 mg/dl) was significantly (P<0.05) lower than T1 (28.733 ± 0.947 mg/dl) on 60th day of feeding. Non significant results were observed for haemoglobin, total protein, albumin, globulin and A/G ratio between the treatments prior to kidding. It was concluded that prepartum concentrate feeding @ 200 g /day/doe is required to maintain the glucose level in does after compensating the energy needs of growing foetus. © 2015 Agricultural Research Communication Centre. All rights reserved. Source

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