Indian Journal of Animal Research

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B. Mahto, A.K. Singh, D. Mahto, H. Kumar, B. Kumar
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1College of Veterinary science and Animal Husbandary, Kanke, Ranchi-834006, India.
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Cite article:- Mahto B., Singh A.K., Mahto D., Kumar H., Kumar B. (2023). EFFECT OF TAMARIND SEED (TAMARINDICUS INDICA) FEEDING ON FEED INTAKE AND NUTRIENT UTILIZATION IN DESI PIGS*. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 44(3): 205 - 207. doi: .
The present study was carried out on 3-4 months old desi piglets maintained under AICRP
on pig breeding, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, Jharkhand. The control group was fed
standard diets containing 60% maize. In experimental groups maize was replaced with tamarind
seed either at 50%(T2) or 100%(T3) on w/w basis. The daily DM intake varied but differences
were non-significant. The digestibility co-efficient of DM, EE, NFE and organic matter between
groups were also similar. The digestibility co-efficient of crude protein was significantly low in
T3. However the digestibility of crude fiber significantly improved in T3 group. Balance of N, P
and Ca were positive in all the three groups and differences were found to be non-significant
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