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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 50 issue 5 (october 2016) : 725-732

Effect of tanniferous leaf meal mixture based multi nutrient blocks on nutrient utilization and biochemical profile of Haemonchus contortus infected goats

Surender Singh, A.K. Pathak*, Muzaffer Khan, R.K. Sharma
1<p>Division of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary Science &amp; AH, SKUAST-Jammu-181102, India</p>
Cite article:- Singh Surender, Pathak* A.K., Khan Muzaffer, Sharma R.K. (2015). Effect of tanniferous leaf meal mixture based multi nutrient blocks on nutrient utilization and biochemical profile of Haemonchus contortus infected goats . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 50(5): 725-732. doi: 10.18805/ijar.5716.

The experiment was carried out in 12 local adult male goats of average body weights (26.49±0.87, kg) and they were allocated in 3 groups (4 goats in each). Multi nutrient blocks (MNB) were supplemented in first two groups i.e. in T1 (no infection) and T2 (Haemonchus contortus infection @ 1500 larvae) group, while, condensed tannins (CT) containing multi nutrient blocks (MNB-CT) were supplemented in T3 (H. contortus infection @ 1500 larvae) group in completely randomized block design during a feeding trial of 75 days. All the animals were fed concentrate mixture @ 100g/ day, adlib wheat straw and MNB or MNB-CT to meet their maintenance requirement. Daily intakes (kg W0.75) of dry matter (DM), organic matter (OM), concentrate mixture, MNB, MNB-CT, wheat straw and digestibility of DM, OM, crude protein (CP) and acid detergent fibre (ADF) differed significantly

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