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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(8): 334-340
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1008.040


Effect of Inclusion of Different Locally Available Tree Barks in Total Mixed Ration on Carcass Characteristics and Rumen Fermentation Pattern in Nellore Ram Lambs
Kavya Arekatla1*, B. Devasena1, A. Ravi2, S. Shakeela3 and G. Gangaraju4
1Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Science, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati – 517502, India
2NTR College of Veterinary Science, Gannavaram, India
3Department of Poultry Science, College of Veterinary Science, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati – 517502, India
4Livestock Research Station, Palamaner, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An experiment was carried out to study the effect of inclusion of different locally available tree barks in total mixed ration on performance and nutrient digestibility in Nellore ram lambs. A ninety day growth trail was conducted with twenty eight Nellore Jodipi ram lambs (13.72 ± 0.05 kg B.Wt) which were randomly (CRD) allotted to four treatment groups with seven animals per treatment and were fed total mixed ration T1 (control), T2 (10% Neem bark), T3 (10% tamarind bark), T4 (10% Acacia bark). All the four total mixed rations were iso-nitrogenous. Feed intake was recorded daily while, body weights were recorded at weekly intervals. At the end of the trial, four ram lambs per treatment were slaughtered to study effect of total mixed rations containing different tree barks on carcass traits. Rumen liquor was collected from the individual ram lamb and analysed for rumen ammonia N and TVFA (Total volatile fatty acids) which didn’t show any significant difference among different treatment groups. There was no significant (P > 0.05) difference in carcass characteristics like Pre-slaughter weight, dressing percentage, wholesale cuts and weights of organs. The addition of tree barks at 10% inclusion level in total mixed rations did not show any negative impact on carcass characteristics and rumen fermentation pattern of Nellore Jodipi ram lambs.


Keywords: Tree barks, Nellore ram lambs, Carcass characteristics and Rumen fermentation pattern
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Kavya Arekatla, B. Devasena, A. Ravi, S. Shakeela and Gangaraju, G. 2021. Effect of Inclusion of Different Locally Available Tree Barks in Total Mixed Ration on Carcass Characteristics and Rumen Fermentation Pattern in Nellore Ram Lambs.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(8): 334-340. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1008.040