A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON RATE OF PASSAGE OF MULBERRY (MORUS ALBA L.) GREEN LEAVES IN SHEEP AND GOATS

Article Id: ARCC2347 | Page : 112-115
Citation :- A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON RATE OF PASSAGE OF MULBERRY (MORUS ALBA L.) GREEN LEAVES IN SHEEP AND GOATS.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2008.(42):112-115
S.C. Kantwa, Lokesh Gupta1 and B.P. Singh
Address : Department of Animal Production, RCA, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur - 313 001, India

Abstract

An experiment was conducted by using ten growing animals, five each of Sonadi x Corriedale
sheep (18.5-23.4 kg) and Sirohi goats (19.5-24.8 kg). The animals were fed on mulberry green
leaves ad lib. The 5 per cent excretion time, rumen retention time (S) and mean retention time (R)
was 17.50±1.76, 62.25±2.73 and 56.54±3.15 hr., respectively for sheep and 18.75±0.78,
50.50±3.13 and 46.96±3.15 hr., respectively for goats. The differences for 5 per cent excretion time
was non-significant but the differences for 80-5 excretion time (S) and mean retention time (R) were
statistically significant (P0.05) between sheep and goas. The mulberry green leaves were retained
for a longer duration in the reticulo-rumen of sheep as compared to goats. Thus, it can be concluded
that mulberry green leaves were better utilized by goats as compared to sheep.

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