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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 2690-2697
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.311


Study of Feeding Palm Press Fibre and Sheanut Cake Based Complete Diets on Eating Behaviour and Rumination in Lactating Buffaloes
M. Kishan Kumar
College of Fishery Science, P.V. Narsimha Rao Telangana Veterinary University, Pebbair, Wanaparthy Dist. Telangana State-509104, India
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Abstract:

Three experimental rations formulated in the study were conventional diet (RI), and two complete diets (RII and RIII). Two complete diets, processed into mash were formulated using palm press fibre (20% and 15%) (PPF) and Chopped Jowar straw (20% and 25%) as roughage source and sheanut cake (18.5% and 28%) (SNC) (R II and R III) along with locally available concentrate ingredients (roughage: concentrate ratio of 40:60) were compared with conventional ration (RI) (Chopped Jowar Straw, green Jowar fodder and concentrate mixture fed separately) to study the effect of these diets on intake, eating behaviour and rumination of Lactating Murrah buffaloes. Twelve Lactating Murrah buffaloes were randomly allotted to these three diets and fed for a period of 120 days. Feeding of PPF-SNC based complete diets significantly (P <0.01) higher eating time, percent of time spent for eating and eating time per kg DMI were observed on conventional ration (RI) than complete diets. Statistical analysis revealed significant (P <0.01) differences in the number of rumination periods, length of rumination and rumination periods per kg DMI among the experimental rations. Higher chewing time (P <0.01) was observed with conventional ration than complete diets. Lesser resting time (P <0.01) and percent of time spent for resting and lesser resting time per kg DMI was observed with conventional ration than complete diets. Eating and Rumination behaviour indicated that eating time, rumination time, rumination period and chewing time were significantly (P <0.01) higher, whereas resting time was lower on conventional ration (RI) when compared with complete diets (RII and RIII). The Present study indicated that incorporation of palm press fibre (15%) and sheanut cake (28%) in complete diet had no adverse effect on eating and rumination behavior of lactating buffaloes.


Keywords: Sheanut cake, Palm press fibre, Eating behaviour, Rumination, Lactating buffaloes, Chewing
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Kishan Kumar, M. 2018. Study of Feeding Palm Press Fibre and Sheanut Cake Based Complete Diets on Eating Behaviour and Rumination in Lactating Buffaloes.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 2690-2697. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.311