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 | Year: 2015
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.