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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 1977-1982
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.236


Energy Partitioning and Performance of Male Buffalo Calves Fed Ajwain Seed (Trachyspermum ammi) as Feed Additive
Kundan Kumar*, V. B. Chaturvedi, Vipin and Pramod Kumar Soni
Animal Nutrition, Division of Animal Nutrition, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, U.P., India-243122, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present experiment was aimed to study the effect of ajwain seeds (Trachyspermum ammi) as feed additive on energy partitioning and performance in male buffaloes.15 animals were divided and assigned to three treatments viz., T1 (control) animals were fed basal diet without additive, T2 and T3 were fed basal diet with ajwain @ 1 and 2% DMI. The basal diet consisting of wheat straw and concentrate mixture in 50:50 ratio. The intake of gross energy (GE, MJ/d), digestible energy (DE, MJ/d), metabolizable energy (ME, MJ/d), as well as energy losses in the form of faeces, urine, methane, heat production (HP), and net energy (NE) were measured. Faecal output was measured in apparent digestibility trial. Heat and methane production were measured in an open circuit respiration chamber. The intake of GE, DE, and ME of the animals receiving ajwain @ 1 and 2% DMI showed no differences (P>0.05) from the control. The methane emission in terms of l/d and l/kg DMI were comparable in all the groups, whereas, in terms of l/kg DDMI it was reduced by 18% (P=0.029) in T3 as compared to T1. It can be concluded that dietary supplementation of ajwain did not have any significant impact on energy metabolism in buffaloes.


Keywords: Ajwain, Additives, Buffaloes, Respiration, Rumen
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Kundan Kumar, V. B. Chaturvedi, Vipin and Pramod Kumar Soni. 2020. Energy Partitioning and Performance of Male Buffalo Calves Fed Ajwain Seed (Trachyspermum ammi) as Feed Additive.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 1977-1982. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.236