International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Nutrients intake, physiological and behavioral pattern in cross-bred cow as influenced by different feed supplements during winter
Author(s): Jaswant Kumar Regar and RP Jat
Abstract: A study was conducted on the fifteen lactating cross-bred for 90 days during winter. Cows were divided into three groups on basis of their milk yield/day and subjected to three dietary treatments were formulated with feed supplements. i.e. concentrate mixture (T1), concentrate mixture + UMMB (T2) and concentrate mixture + Azolla (T3) and the studied for nutrient intake, their physiological and behavioral pattern of crossbred cows. Average maximum and minimum temperature (oC) was 23.470±0.301 and 13.044±0.334 in closed barn. The averages DMI on 100 kg body weight were 2.734+0.189, 2.940+0.168 and 2.837+0.212 kg in T1, T2 and T3, respectively. The mean DCPI & TDNI on 100kg body weight were 0.183±0.021, 0.210±0.018 and 0.190±0.024 & 1.814±0.072, 1.958±0.182 and 1.840±0.144kg in T1, T2 and T3 group’s cows, respectively. The rectal temperature and respiration rate was not significantly affected (P<0.05) by the treatments. The animals spent more time (minutes) in eating during day than in night in all the groups. Average eating time (minutes)/day (24 hours) was more (P<0.05) in T2 (306.22) group as compared to T3 (300.00) and T1(283.95) groups. The average resting time (minutes)/day (24 hours) was higher (P<0.05) in T2 (668.33) and as compared to T1 (660.89). It may be inferred that feeding of concentrate mixture on low quality roughage diet with UMMB supplement was improved the nutrient intake, eating time and better physical performance of crossbred cows during winter season.
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How to cite this article:
Jaswant Kumar Regar, RP Jat. Nutrients intake, physiological and behavioral pattern in cross-bred cow as influenced by different feed supplements during winter. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):1616-1619.