Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 51 issue 4 (august 2017) : 722-725

Effect of replacing fish meal and ground nut cake by doc soya on weight gain, digestibility and blood biochemical profiles in growing pigs

Hemant Kumar, Basant Kumar, S.K. Singh
1<p>Pig Breeding Farm, Birsa Agricultural University,&nbsp;Ranchi-834 006, Jharkhand.</p>
Cite article:- Kumar Hemant, Kumar Basant, Singh S.K. (2016). Effect of replacing fish meal and ground nut cake by doc soya on weight gain, digestibility and blood biochemical profiles in growing pigs . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51(4): 722-725. doi: 10.18805/ijar.10275.

The present study was carried out on 36 growing piglets to evaluate the possibility of soybean meal as protein source in place of fish meal (FM) and ground nut cake (GNC) in feed mixture. The diets were prepared by replacing the 100% FM by DOC Soya (T2) and 100% replacing both FM and GNC by DOC soya (T3) of basal diet (T1). Significantly higher daily weight gain in growing piglet during the experimental period of 91 days was recorded in T3 (0.46±0.04 kg) and T2 (0.43±0.04 kg) than T1 (0.35±0.04 kg). CP and NFE digestibility were higher in group T3 followed by T2 and T1, the value being 67.00 and 75.60%, 74.76 and 80.81% and 78.89 and 84.83%, respectively. The balances of N, Ca and P were in positive direction and were higher in T3 than T2 and lowest in T1. Hematological indices were also higher in T3 followed by T2 and T1. 

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