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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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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 2340-2350

Effect of Supplementing Cation Anion Salt on Feed Intake during Transition Period in Buffaloes
Ram Narayan Patel1*, P.C. Lailer2, Pramod Kumar Soni3, Vipin3 and Poonam Patel4
1Livestock production and management Division, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132001, India
2Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology Division, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar-125001, India
3Animal Nutrition Division, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly-243122, India
4Veterinary Medicine Division, Orissa University of Agriculture and
Technology Bhubaneswar- 751003, India
*Corresponding author

The effect of feeding prepartum anionic diet and postpartum cationic diet during transition period was studied using twenty pregnant Murrah buffaloes. Commonly available feeds and fodders were analyzed for their Na, K, Cl, and S content to calculate their Dietary Cation Anion Difference value. The buffaloes were divided into two equal groups and were fed with same diet. With that treatment group supplemented -749.16 anion and +1473.56 cation mEq salt in before and after calving respectively. The treatments were started 21 days before expected date of calving. After parturition, treatment groups were supplemented with extra cationic salt up to 21 days. Prepartum feed intake in both the groups was not affected by dietary treatments. There was significant (P<0.05) increase in feed intake in treatment group (12.88 Vs. 11.60 Kg/day) during postpartum period. The DM intake/100 kg body weight was also significant higher (P<0.05) in treatment group (2.65 Vs. 2.37 %/day) at 21 day after calving. Feed intake increased during postpartum period as compared to prepartum in both the groups of cows.

Keywords: Cation anion salt, Feed intake, Transition period

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Ram Narayan Patel, P.C. Lailer, Pramod Kumar Soni, Vipin, Poonam Patel. 2018. Effect of Supplementing Cation Anion Salt on Feed Intake During Transition Period in Buffaloes.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 2340-2350. doi:
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