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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 3813-3816
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.706.448


Effect Azola (Azola pinnata) Feeding on Growth Performance and Carcass Traits of Crossbred Pigs
Kiranpal Singh Saini*, Biswajit Roy, G. P. Lakhani, A. K. Jain and Sudipta Ghosh
Department of Livestock Production and Management, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, NDVSU, Jabalpur, M.P., India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was conducted at Livestock farm, Adhartal, College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, N.D.V.S.U., Jabalpur (M.P.) for five months. A total of 21 crossbred pigs (about 4 months of age) were selected and randomly distributed in three different groups (G1, G2 and G3) each group containing seven animals. Diets were formulated as per ICAR (2013) standard. Composition of the diets (Table-1) are as follows; G-1(Control); concentrate mixture-1, G-2; concentrate mixture-2 (85%) + dried azolla (15%), G-3; concentrate mixture-3 (70%) + dried azolla (30%). At the end of the experiment, the two animals from each group were slaughtered for carcass evaluation. Daily feed intake was significantly (P<0.05) varied among the groups. Highest daily feed intake (kg/pig/day) was observed in G3 group (1.99) and lowest value observed in G1 group (1.90). Average daily gain (ADG) were significantly (P<0.01) different and highest ADG (g/pig) was observed in group G2 (385.64) and lowest ADG (g/pig) observed in G1 group (359.01). Carcass characteristics were not significantly varied among the experimental groups. Finally, the study concluded that azolla could be fed to the growing crossbred pigs


Keywords: Crossbred pigs, azolla, average daily gain, carcass traits
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Kiranpal Singh Saini, Biswajit Roy, G. P. Lakhani, A. K. Jain and Sudipta Ghosh. 2018. Effect Azola (Azola pinnata) Feeding on Growth Performance and Carcass Traits of Crossbred Pigs.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 3813-3816. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.706.448