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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 1945-1949
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.222


Effect of Feeding Azolla Meal on Growth Performance of Mecheri Sheep
Sankar*, P. Senthilkumar, N. Sribalaji, P. Nalini, L. Arun and J. Muralidharan
Mecheri Sheep Research Station, Pottaneri-636453 Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was conducted to evaluate the nutritional and feeding value of azolla meal in Mecheri lambs. For this study, twelve Mecheri female lambs at four month of age were randomly divided in to two equal groups of control and treatment. Experimental animals in control group were fed with basal diet comprising concentrate and roughage at the ratio of 40:60. In the treatment group 10 percent protein of concentrate mixture was replaced by supplementation of dried azolla meal on dry matter basis.  Fortnightly body weight and dry matter intake was recorded for the period of three months. The results showed that there was no significant difference (P>0.05) between groups in dry matter intake, average daily gain and feed efficiency. Hence, it can be concluded that, dried azolla can replace ten per cent protein level in the concentrate feed without affecting the growth performance in Mecheri lambs.


Keywords: Azolla, Mecheri Sheep, Growth performance
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Sankar, V., P. Senthilkumar, N. Sribalaji, P. Nalini, L. Arun and Muralidharan, J. 2020. Effect of Feeding Azolla Meal on Growth Performance of Mecheri Sheep.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 1945-1949. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.222