MICRO MINERAL STATUS OF SOILS, FEEDS, FODDER AND SERUM SAMPLES OF BUFFALOES IN WESTERN AGRO CLIMATIC ZONE OF VIDARBHA

Article Id: ARCC3213 | Page : 212 - 215
Citation :- MICRO MINERAL STATUS OF SOILS, FEEDS, FODDER AND SERUM SAMPLES OF BUFFALOES IN WESTERN AGRO CLIMATIC ZONE OF VIDARBHA.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2007.(41):212 - 215
R.N. Dhore and S.A. Udar
Address : Department of Animal Nutrition, (Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur) Postgraduate Institute of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Akola - 444 104 (MS), India

Abstract

Micro mineral status of soils, feeds, fodders and buffalo serum samples was assessed in western
agro climatic zone of Vidarbha. The available levels of copper and manganese were higher whereas
50 per cent soil samples analysed were deficient in zinc followed by marginal availability of iron.
The feeds and fodders were rich source of copper, manganese and iron but deficient in zinc. The
mean serum micro minerals concentrations in buffalo were within normal range except for zinc. It
was concluded that the buffaloes were deficient in zinc and excess in manganese, which is directly
correlated to zinc and manganese concentration in soils, feeds and fodders.

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