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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 2093-2098
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.239


Effect of Herbal Galactogogue Supplementation on Production Performance of Lactating Kankrej Cows
V.K. Patel1, H.D. Chauhan1, M.M. Pawar2, A.K. Srivastava1* and K.B. Prajapati1
1Department of Livestock Production and Management
2Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar – 385 506, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of herbal galactogogue mixture containing Asparagous racemosous (Shatavari), Leptadenia reticulata (Jivanti) and Trigonella foenum-graecum (Fenugreek) on production performance of lactating Kankrej cows. Twenty four lactating Kankrej cows were divided equally into four treatment groups. The T1 group was fed with basal diet without herbal mixture supplementation (control); groups T2, T3 and T4 were fed with basal diet + 30, 60 and 90 g/cow/day herbal mixture supplementation, respectively. The dry matter intake was comparable among all the treatment groups. Average daily milk yield and 4% fat corrected milk yield were significantly (P<0.05) higher in herbal galactogogue supplemented groups as compared to the control group. No significant differences were observed in milk composition among the different treatments. The percentage daily return over control was 23.95, 24.89 and 19.25 in T2, T3 and T4 groups. Supplementation of Shatavari, Jivanti and Fenugreek in equal proportion at the dose rate of 60 g/cow/day resulted in significant increase in milk yield and daily return income in lactating Kankrej cows.


Keywords: Feed efficiency, Herbal galactogogue, Kankrej, Milk yield, Net return.
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Patel, V.K., H.D. Chauhan, M.M. Pawar, A.K. Srivastava and Prajapati, K.B. 2017. Effect of Herbal Galactogogue Supplementation on Production Performance of Lactating Kankrej Cows.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 2093-2098. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.239