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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:2, February, 2019

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 1930-1935

Effect of Bedding Materials on Growth and FCR in Barbari Kids during Winter Season
Mohit Antil1*, Bhuvaneshwar Rai2, Ramachandran Natesan2, Chetna Gangwar2 and Seema Yadav1
1Livestock Production Management division, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, BareillyË—243122, India
2Animal Physiology and Reproduction division, Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, MathuraË—281122, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was conducted in AP&R division of CIRG, Makhdoom, to investigate the effect of different bedding materials during winters on growth of Barbari kids. Thirty Barbari kids of about three months age and average body weight 10.26 ± 0.42 kg were divided into three equal groups (Gr I, Gr II and Gr III) of ten animals each. The animals in Gr II served as control and were provided with soil as a bedding material, while animals in Gr I and Gr III were provided with plastic slats and rubber mats as bedding materials, respectively. Duration of experiment was 90 days (3 month to 6 month age of kids). Body weight of kids was recorded first before shifting the goats to the respective treatments and thereafter all the experimental animals were weighed at fortnightly interval i.e. on 0, 15th, 30th, 45th, 60th, 75th and 90th day. The recording was done before offering feed and water to the kids. The performance of kids in terms of body weights, average daily gain and FCR was similar (P>0.05) among the kids of different groups. Present study concluded that provision of different bedding materials viz. plastic slats, rubber and soil had similar effect on performance of the Barbari kids in terms of growth and nutrient utilization.

Keywords: Barbari kids, Bedding material, Growth, FCR, Winter season

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Mohit Antil, Bhuvaneshwar Rai, Ramachandran Natesan, Chetna Gangwar and Seema Yadav. 2019. Effect of Bedding Materials on Growth and FCR in Barbari Kids during Winter Season.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 1930-1935. doi:
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