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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 2972-2977
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.361


Effect of Garlic Supplementation on the Growth Performance and Body Condition Score in Murrah Buffalo Calves
Mohan Vamsi Duvvu*, K. Ananda Rao, Ch. Venkata Seshaiah and D. Srinivas Kumar
Department of Livestock Production Management, N.T.R. College of Veterinary Science, Gannavaram, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An experiment was conducted to study the effect of varying levels of garlic supplementation on growth performance and body condition score in Murrah buffalo calves. In a CRD model, 18 Murrah buffalo calves in the age group of 4-5 months were randomly divided into three groups (T0, T1 and T2) with six calves in each group. The T0 group served as the control whereas the T1 and T2 groups were supplemented with garlic powder at the dose rate of 250 and 300 mg per kg body weight, respectively for a period of 90 days. The results of the experiment revealed a significant (P<0.01) improvement in the overall feed intake, body weight gain, average daily gain, body condition score and feed conversion efficiency in garlic supplemented buffalo calves (T1 and T2) compared with the control group (T0) while, the difference between T1 and T2 groups was not significant. Thus, dietary supplementation of dried garlic either at 250 and 300 mg per kg body weight improves growth performance in calves.


Keywords: Garlic supplementation, Murrah buffalo calves, Growth performance, Body condition score, Body weight gain
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Mohan Vamsi Duvvu, K. Ananda Rao, Ch. Venkata Seshaiah and Srinivas Kumar, D. 2018. Effect of Garlic Supplementation on the Growth Performance and Body Condition Score in Murrah Buffalo Calves.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 2972-2977. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.361