Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 11 (november 2018) : 1603-1607

Effect of plane of nutrition on nitrogen balance, blood biochemical and serum enzymes in goats

Mokshata Gupta, R.K. Sharma, Ankur Rastogi, Tarun Kumar Varun, Suman Bala, Vivek Saharan
1Division of Animal Nutrition, FVSc & AH, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu, R S Pura, Jammu- 181102, J&K, India
Cite article:- Gupta Mokshata, Sharma R.K., Rastogi Ankur, Varun Kumar Tarun, Bala Suman, Saharan Vivek (2017). Effect of plane of nutrition on nitrogen balance, blood biochemical and serum enzymes in goats. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(11): 1603-1607. doi: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.9126.
Study was conducted to evaluate the effect of plane of nutrition on nitrogen balance, blood biochemical and serum enzymes in goats. Eighteen non-descript, local adult male goats were randomly divided into three equal groups as per RBD (randomized block design) and were subjected to three plane of nutrition: Control PR (40% protein restricted) and ER (40% energy restricted). Feeding trial was conducted for one month with a metabolism trial of one week during the last week of trial. Blood was collected from the goats at every 10 days interval. All the goats were in positive nitrogen balance including PR group, indicating that protein requirement of these goats for maintenance appears to be lower than the recommendation. ER group was having significantly higher urinary N excretion, indicating that ER group goats were using protein for energy purpose, which was also substantiated by significantly higher BUN levels in ER group. 
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