Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 2 (february 2018) : 323-325

Micro mineral distribution on fiber fraction of feeds

Anjila S.T. Kujur, Veena Mani, Deepti Singh Parihar, Shiva Gupta, Dhinesh Kumar R, Anjali Kumari
1<p>Department of Amimal nutrition, ICAR- National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132 001, Haryana,&nbsp; India.</p>
Cite article:- Kujur S.T. Anjila, Mani Veena, Parihar Singh Deepti, Gupta Shiva, R Kumar Dhinesh, Kumari Anjali (2016). Micro mineral distribution on fiber fraction of feeds . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(2): 323-325. doi: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.6829.

This study was conducted to evaluate the concentration of micro minerals (Zn, Fe, Mn, Co and Cu) of feeds and their distribution in fiber fractions (Neutral Detergent Fiber/NDF and Acid Detergent Fiber/ADF). Three species of common feeds namely ground nut cake (Arachis hypogaea), mustard cake (Brassica juncea), soybean meal (Glycine max), were collected. Micro minerals concentration in the feed samples and fiber fractions were analyzed using Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma Optical Emission Spectrophotometer (ICP-OES) Icap 6000 Series. The results showed that micro minerals concentration of feed and their distribution in fiber fraction varied among species. The concentration of all the minerals in feed was above the critical level. Distribution of micro minerals in NDF and ADF were also estimated. Iron (Fe), copper (Cu), zinc(Zn), in feeds were the highest elements associated in NDF and ADF, while the lowest was found in cobalt (Co) and manganese(Mn).

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