Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 53 issue 3 (march 2019) : 366-370

Effect of supplementation of L. plantarum and L.gv based probiotic milk powder on growth performances and nutrient utilization of Charles Foster rats

Prity Singh, Rajendra Kumar Pandey, Vinod Kumar Paswan, Satya Prakash Yadav, Basant Kumar Bhinchhar, Chandra Shekhar Singh.
1Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Cite article:- Singh Prity, Pandey Kumar Rajendra, Paswan Kumar Vinod, Yadav Prakash Satya, Bhinchhar Kumar Basant, Singh. Shekhar Chandra (2018). Effect of supplementation of L. plantarum and L.gv based probiotic milk powder on growth performances and nutrient utilization of Charles Foster rats. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(3): 366-370. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3503.
Effects of the supplementation of L. plantarum and L. casei based spray dried probiotic milk powder was investigated for growth performances, nutrient utilization and blood biochemistry including the cholesterol lowering effect in Charles Foster (CF) rats. Forty-eight male CF rats (21 day old) were divided into four groups and fed on basal diets supplemented with plane spray dried milk powder without any probiotic (control) and L. plantarum, L. casei and the mixed culture of L. plantarum and L. casei based spray dried probiotic milk powder, respectively in LP, LC and LPLC groups. Supplementation of diets with probiotic milk powder containing either the monoculture of L. plantarum or L. casei or their mixed culture improved growth, feed conversion ratio and nutrient utilization. Improved health performance was reflected in hemato-clinical chemistry including the hypocholesterolemic effect of the probiotic milk powder supplemented experimental rats. Although the improvement in growth, nutrient utilization and  health of experimental rats was observed in all the three probiotic milk powder supplemented groups viz. LP, LC and LPLC; however these improvement was more in the L. plantarum or L. casei mixed culture supplemented group as compared to other two monoculture probiotic milk powder supplemented groups. 
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