Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 53 issue 2 (february 2019) : 232-235

Impact of supplementation of probiotic, prebiotic and synbiotic on serum biochemical profile of crossbred calves

Aashaq Hussain Dar, S.K. Singh, Sanjay Kumar, Irshad Ahmad Para, K. Merina Devi, Nitesh Kumar, Aamir Suhail Khan, Kurat-Ul-Ain
1Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar– 263 145, Uttarakhand, India
Cite article:- Dar Hussain Aashaq, Singh S.K., Kumar Sanjay, Para Ahmad Irshad, Devi Merina K., Kumar Nitesh, Khan Suhail Aamir, Kurat-Ul-Ain (2018). Impact of supplementation of probiotic, prebiotic and synbiotic on serum biochemical profile of crossbred calves. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(2): 232-235. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3485.
A study was conducted on 24 fifteen day old crossbred calves that were divided into 4 groups of 6 calves each. The calves were fed different dietary treatments viz T0 (control group) - basal diet, T1 (probiotic group) - basal diet + Lactobacillus acidophilus @ 1 g/calf/day (2 x 1010 cfu/ g), T2 (prebiotic group)- basal diet + Mannan oligosaccharide (MOS) @ 4 g per calf/day and T3 (synbiotic group) basal diet + Lactobacillus acidophilus @ 0.5 gm (2 x 1010 cfu/ g) + 2 g MOS per calf/day respectively for a period of 90 days. Blood samples were taken at monthly interval and serum was separated to estimate different biochemical parameters. The results of study indicated that probiotic (Lactobacillus acidophilus), prebiotic (MOS) and synbiotic supplementation were effective in reduction of serum cholesterol and triglycerides at 60th and 90th day. Serum creatinine, glucose, urea and bilirubin were unaffected by dietary supplementation of probiotic, prebiotic (MOS) and synbiotic. There was no effect of T1, T2 and T3 supplementation on Serum enzymes, Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and Alanine Amino Transferase (ALT).
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