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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 3256-3265
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.376


Effect of Silage Prepared from Parthenium hysterophorous (Congress grass) and Cannabis sps. (Hemp) with Maize on Blood Biochemistry of Goats
Mohd Iqbal, R.K. Sharma, Ankur Rastogi, Shamim Ali and A.K. Pathak
Division of Animal Nutrition, SKUAST Jammu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study evaluated the silage prepared from Parthenium- Cannabis-Maize mix (30:8:60 + 2 molasses) (PCM) and its utilization by goats. Twelve non-descript local adults male goats was randomly divided into two equal groups as per randomized block design and were fed either maize silage or PCM silage ad libitum supplemented with concentrate mixture @ 20g/KgW0.75. The feeding trial was of 30 days duration along with a digestion-cum-metabolism trial during last week of the feeding trial. Final pH of the MS and PCM silage was 5.72 and 5.60, respectively. Mean concentration of NH3-N (as percentage of total N) was significantly higher in MS silage. The haemoglobin levels, serum protein profile, blood urea nitrogen and AST, ALT levels were comparable among two dietary treatments. It was concluded that Parthenium hysterophorus and Cannabis sps. are poor substrate for ensiling and their intake and fiber digestibility was lower than conventional silage. Nevertheless, ensiling seems to be excellent method for containment of Parthenium hysterophorus and Cannabis sps.


Keywords: Cannabis, Hemp, Parthenium hysterophorus, Goats, Silage
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Mohd Iqbal, R.K. Sharma, Ankur Rastogi, Shamim Ali and Pathak, A.K. 2018. Effect of Silage prepared from Parthenium hysterophorous (Congress grass) and Cannabis sps. (Hemp) with Maize on Blood Biochemistry of Goats.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 3256-3265. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.376