Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 50 issue 2 (april 2016) : 203-206

Macro and micro-mineral profile of feeds, fodders and blood of livestock under farm condition in Mathura district of India

Vivek Prasad Gupta, Vinod Kumar*, Debashis Roy, Muneendra Kumar
1<p>Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, DUVASU, Mathura-281 001, India.</p>
Cite article:- Gupta Prasad Vivek, Kumar* Vinod, Roy Debashis, Kumar Muneendra (2015). Macro and micro-mineral profile of feeds, fodders and blood of livestock under farm condition in Mathura district of India . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 50(2): 203-206. doi: 10.18805/ijar.5724.

This study was conducted to find out the macro and micro-mineral profile of different feedstuffs and blood mineral profile of bovines in different physiological stages under farm condition in Mathura. Mineral analysis of feeds showed deficiency of Ca, P, Cu and Zn in wheat straw and Na in berseem. The cereal grains were deficient in Ca, Na, Cu and Mn. Maize and sorghum fodders were deficient in Na and Mn content than recommended critical level. Wheat straw, wheat grain, barley grain and mustered cake were deficient in Cu and all feeds contained excess of Fe. Plasma levels of macro (Ca, P and Na) and trace (Fe, Zn, Mn) minerals were above the recommended critical level except Cu. So it may be concluded that supplementation of Cu in the diet of farm animals containing high Fe feed ingredients is important for proper growth and production.

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