Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Effects of dietary methionine and lysine supplementation on growth performance, meat composition and rumen fermentation pattern in goats

Ren Ao, Cheng Liang, Kong Zhiwei, Zhang Bin, Zhou ChuanShe, Tan Zhiliang, Zhu Xiaoli, Tsegay Teklebrhan
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1Key Laboratory for Agri-Ecological Processes in Subtropical Region, and Hunan Research Center of Livestock & Poultry Sciences, and South Central Experimental Station of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science in Ministry of Agriculture, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, 410 125, China.
Cite article:- Ao Ren, Liang Cheng, Zhiwei Kong, Bin Zhang, ChuanShe Zhou, Zhiliang Tan, Xiaoli Zhu, Teklebrhan Tsegay (2019). Effects of dietary methionine and lysine supplementation on growth performance, meat composition and rumen fermentation pattern in goats. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(12): 1629-1634. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-1073.
This experiment was conducted to determine the effect of methionine and lysine supplementation on growth performance, meat quality and rumen fermentation parameters in growing goats. Twenty Xiangdong black goats with initial body weights of 18.1 ± 2.07 kg were used and randomly assigned into four treatments including: no additive (Control), 1.27% Methionine (T1), 2.45% Lysine-HCl (T2), 1.27% Methionine plus 2.45% Lysine-HCl (T3). After 28 days of feeding, the goats were slaughtered and samples were collected for the study. Supplementation of methionine and lysine had no effect on growth performance, meat quality, tissue chemical composition and rumen fermentation parameters. These findings suggest that the mode of supplementation of methionine and lysine used failed to detect the variation. 
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