Supplementation effect of medicinal plant leaves on growth in crossbred calves

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP187    | Article Id: BKAP187 | Page : 229-232
Citation :- Supplementation effect of medicinal plant leaves on growth in crossbred calves.Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2019.(34):229-232
Ritu Raj, Anshu Rahal, Anil Kumar and S.K.Singh rahalanshu@gmail.com
Address : Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand, India.
Submitted Date : 5-02-2020
Accepted Date : 11-03-2020

Abstract

Effect of supplementing giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and mint (Mentha arvensis) on feed intake and body weight was studied in twenty crossbred calves. While Group I was taken as control, Group II was supplemented with Tinospora cordifolia @ 4% of concentrate, group III with Mentha arvensis @ 4% of concentrate and group IV with both Tinospora cordifolia and Mentha arvensis @ 2% of concentrate each. Significantly higher(P<0.05)  dry matter intake(Kg) and dry matter intake(g)/W 0.75Kg in group III was recorded compared to control while group II did not differ from group IV. Significantly higher body weight gain was noticed in group IV compared to other groups. Giloy and/or mint can be fed to improve growth in crossbred calves.

Keywords

Crossbred calves Feed intake Giloy Growth Mint

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