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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:5, May, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(5): 280-287

Effect of Probiotic, Prebiotic and Synbiotic Supplementation on Growth Performance in Murrah Buffalo Calves
Sri Lekha1*, Ch. Venkata Seshaiah2, P. Ashalatha1 and K. Raja Kishore3
1Department of Livestock Production Management, 2Department of Livestock Farm Complex,
3Department of Animal Nutrition, NTR College of Veterinary Science, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh-521101, India
*Corresponding author

In order to find out the effect of supplementation on growth performance in Murrah buffalo calves twenty four Murrah buffalo calves of about six months age were randomly divided into four groups of six calves each on the basis of body weight (BW) in a completely randomized design (CRD). Group I was set as control (C), Group-II was supplemented with multi-strain probiotic containing 7 bacterial strains and 2 yeast strains (2×109cfu/gm) at 5gm/calf/day (T1). Group-III was supplemented with prebiotic Mannonoligosaccharide + inulin at 5gm/calf/day (T2) and Group-IV was supplemented with synbiotic containing multi-strain probiotic at 2.5gm and 2.5gms of prebiotic Mannonoligosaccharide + inulin per calf/day (T3) for a period of 90 days. The present study concludes that synbiotics supplementation(T3) in buffalo calves had increased DMI, average daily gain and FCR which resulted into decreased cost of feeding per kg weight gain (₹) in buffalo calves compared to either prebiotic or probiotic supplementation alone.

Keywords: Murrah buffalo calves, Growth performance, multistrain probiotic, Mannonoligosaccharide and inulin supplementation, Synbiotic, body condition score, Cost economics

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Sri Lekha, M., Ch. Venkata Seshaiah, P. Ashalatha and Raja Kishore, K. 2021. Effect of Probiotic, Prebiotic and Synbiotic Supplementation on Growth Performance in Murrah Buffalo Calves.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(5): 280-287. doi:
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