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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 2385-2392
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.276


Influence of Fibrolytic Fungus, Bacteria and Enzyme on Weight Gain and Structural Growth of Crossbred Calves
R. I. Kapadiya1*, S. V. Shah1, Y. G. Patel1 and R. Pandit2 
1Livestock Research Station, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anand Agricultural University, Anand-388001, Gujarat, India
2Gujarat Biotechnology Research center, Gandhinagar, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An experiment was planned to elucidate the influence of feeding diet (green fodder part) treated with fungi or bacteria or enzyme and 1/3 mixture of all the three on body weight, daily weight gain, and structural growth of crossbred calves. Twenty crossbred (Holstein Friesian x Kankrej) calves were allotted to five treatments (each treatment had one male and three female calves) with similar body weight and sex. Experimental animals of treatment group were offered hybrid napier treated with fungus- Aspergillus spp. (1× 107 per g feed), fibrolytic bacteria-Escherichia spp. (106 CFU per g feed), xylanase (50 ml/kg Having xylanase 1.2 IU/ml), and 1/3 dose of fungus + bacteria + enzyme together. The results revealed that average body weight at the end of experiment was 158.15±3.39 kg. Total gain in weight and average daily gain was 72.46 kg and 509.36± 14.09g, respectively with non-significant effect of fibrolytic microbes and enzymes. Feeding of fibrolytic fungus and consortia supplemented diet had reduced (P<0.05) body length whereas effect of feeding fibrolytic bacteria and enzyme resulted in similar body length. Average heart girth significantly reduce (P<0.05) on feeding fibrolytic bacteria, enzymes and consortium supplemented diet of crossbred heifers in comparison to control and heart girth of fibrolytic fungus fed heifers was at par with control. In conclusion feeding hybrid napier treated with fibrolytic fungus, bacteria, enzymes and consortia to crossbred heifers was without improvement in weight gain and structural body growth.


Keywords: Crossbred heifer, fibrolytic microbes, fibrolytic enzymes, body weight gain, structural growth.
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Kapadiya, R. I., S. V. Shah, Y. G. Patel and Pandit, R. 2019. Influence of Fibrolytic Fungus, Bacteria and Enzyme on Weight Gain and Structural Growth of Crossbred Calves.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 2385-2392. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.276