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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 1866-1872
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.213


In vitro Nutritional Evaluation of Concentrates Containing Different Levels of Duckweed Supplementation as Protein Source for Ruminants
K. Subbaiah1, J. S. Lamba1*, Jasmine Kaur1, Sandeep Kaswan2, M.D. Ansal3 and R.S. Grewal1
1Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2Department of Livestock Production and Management GADVASU, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
3Department of Acquaculture, college of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was undertaken to study the effect of varying levels of duckweed supplementation on in vitro utilization of concentrate mixtures replacing 1/3 CP of soybean, 2/3 CP and 100% CP of soybean with duckweed. It was found that the net gas production was significantly decreased as the duckweed supplementation level increased in the concentrate ration. It was significantly higher in control and concentrate 2(1/3 duckweed) and significantly lowest in concentrate 4 (100% duckweed). The partition factor (PF) was significantly lowest in concentrate 2 followed by control and concentrate 3(2/3 duckweed) and significantly higher in concentrate 4 (100% duckweed). The OMD, NDFD & True Digestibility was significantly higher in control but it was statistically comparable in duckweed supplemented concentrate ration. The MMP and EMMP was statistically comparable between control and 1/3 duckweed supplemented concentrate but it was significantly higher in concentrate 4(100% duckweed). The ME value was significantly lower in concentrate 4(100% duckweed) and statistically higher in control and 1/3 duckweed concentrate rations. It can be concluded that duckweed meal can be replaced upto 1/3 protein of soybean without any adverse effect.


Keywords: In vitro gas production, Duckweed
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Subbaiah, K., J.S. Lamba, Jasmine Kaur, Sandeep Kaswan, M.D. Ansal and Grewal, R.S. 2018. In vitro Nutritional Evaluation of Concentrates Containing Different Levels of Duckweed Supplementation as Protein Source for Ruminants.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 1866-1872. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.213