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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
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 1019-1025

Evaluation of Chemical Composition of Fungal Treated and Ensiled Apple Pomace Paddy Straw in Sheep
Irfan Ahmad Daraz1, H.A. Ahmed1, M.A. Ganai1, Shaheen Kousar Jan2, M.A. Bhat1 and P.A. Reshi1
1Division of Animal Nutrition, FVSc & AH, Shuhama, SKUAST-Kashmir, India
2Mushroom Laboratory & Teaching    Centre, SKUAST-K, Shalimar, India
*Corresponding author

A study was undertaken in two phases to evaluate the effects of feeding fungal treated and ensiled apple pomace paddy straw based complete diet in the ration of eighteen female Corriedale sheep divided into three equal groups as per CRD. In phase-I, screening of two fungal strains namely Trichoderma viridae and Pleorotus florida, on the basis of their effects on chemical composition of paddy straw when grown for 14, 21 and 28 days respectively, was undertaken to select the best suited fungi for treatment of paddy straw to be used in experimental trial on sheep. Simultaneously, paddy straw was ensiled with apple pomace in different proportions to select the best silage in terms of chemical composition, to be used for feeding of the experimental animals. In this phase, chemical analysis of all the feed ingredients and experimental feeds was also carried out. Three complete rations were formulated to meet the nutrient requirements of experimental animals. In control group (T1), roughage portion included untreated paddy straw, while in the treatment group T2, roughage portion was replaced with Trichoderma viridae treated paddy straw. In T3, roughage portion was replaced with apple pomace ensiled paddy straw. In phase-II, a 90 day growth trial was conducted with a 7 day metabolism trial at the end.

Keywords: Apple Pomace, Fungal treated straw,Chemical composition.

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Irfan Ahmad Daraz, H.A. Ahmed, M.A. Ganai, Shaheen Kousar Jan, M.A. Bhat and Reshi, P.A. 2018. Evaluation of Chemical Composition of Fungal Treated and Ensiled Apple Pomace Paddy straw in Sheep.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 1019-1025. doi:
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