EFFECT OF TAMARIND SEED (TAMARINDICUS INDICA) FEEDING ON FEED INTAKE AND NUTRIENT UTILIZATION IN DESI PIGS*

Article Id: ARCC1242 | Page : 205 - 207
Citation :- EFFECT OF TAMARIND SEED (TAMARINDICUS INDICA) FEEDING ON FEED INTAKE AND NUTRIENT UTILIZATION IN DESI PIGS*.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2010.(44):205 - 207
B. Mahto, A.K. Singh, D. Mahto, H. Kumar, B. Kumar
Address : College of Veterinary science and Animal Husbandary, Kanke, Ranchi-834006, India.

Abstract

The present study was carried out on 3-4 months old desi piglets maintained under AICRP
on pig breeding, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, Jharkhand. The control group was fed
standard diets containing 60% maize. In experimental groups maize was replaced with tamarind
seed either at 50%(T2) or 100%(T3) on w/w basis. The daily DM intake varied but differences
were non-significant. The digestibility co-efficient of DM, EE, NFE and organic matter between
groups were also similar. The digestibility co-efficient of crude protein was significantly low in
T3. However the digestibility of crude fiber significantly improved in T3 group. Balance of N, P
and Ca were positive in all the three groups and differences were found to be non-significant

Keywords

Tamarind seeds Nutrient digestibility Desi pigs.

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