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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 70-77

Performance of Lactating Murrah Buffaloes Supplemented with Fenugreek (Methi) Seed
M. Kirar1, S. Ghosh2*, R.P.S. Baghel1, A. Jain1, G.P. Lakhani1, B. Roy1 and A.K. Jain1
1College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Jabalpur, India
2Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, -482001, Madhya Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

The study was conducted on twelve lactating Murrah buffaloes which were randomly distributed into 2 groups consisting of six animals in each group i.e. control group without any fenugreek supplementation and treatment group supplemented with soaked fenugreek seeds @ 100 g per animal per day. The animals were maintained under same managemental conditions. The observations were recorded 3 months (90 days) postpartum. Parameters observed during the study period were milk production, milk composition (fat, protein, lactose, total solid and solid not fat) and blood biochemical parameters (blood glucose, serum calcium, serum cholesterol, serum total protein, serum globulin and serum albumin). The fenugreek supplemented group had higher daily milk yield and 3 months total milk yield (litres) compared to control group, but there was no significant difference between the two groups. The average was higher in treatment group than the control group, but the difference was not significant. There was no significant difference in milk components like fat, protein, lactose, SNF and Total Solid in lactating Murrah buffaloes. There was also no significant difference in average serum calcium, serum cholesterol, serum total protein, serum albumin and serum globulin concentrations between the groups. The blood glucose concentration was significantly (P<0.05) lower in the fenugreek supplemented group compared to the control group.

Keywords: Murrah buffaloes, Fenugreek, Milk production, Milk composition, Blood biochemical

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Kirar, M., S. Ghosh, R.P.S. Baghel, A. Jain, G.P. Lakhani, B. Roy and Jain, A.K. 2018. Performance of Lactating Murrah Buffaloes Supplemented with Fenugreek (Methi) Seed.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 70-77. doi:
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