Supplementation effect of medicinal plant leaves on growth in crossbred calves

Ritu Raj, Anshu Rahal, Anil Kumar, S.K.Singh
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1Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand, India.
  • Submitted05-02-2020|

  • Accepted11-03-2020|

  • First Online 27-03-2020|

  • doi 10.18805/BKAP187

Cite article:- Raj Ritu, Rahal Anshu, Kumar Anil, S.K.Singh (2020). Supplementation effect of medicinal plant leaves on growth in crossbred calves. Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika. 34(3): 229-232. doi: 10.18805/BKAP187.
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.
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