Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 54 issue 11 (november 2020) : 1379-1384

Effect of Fenugreek Seeds and Probiotic Supplementation on Antioxidant Status and Milk Production in Heat Stressed Beetal Goats

Raj Sahoo, Shashi Nayyar, Chanchal Singh, Sandeep Kaswan, Sandeep Sodhi Kakkar, Rajesh Jindal
1Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Ludhiana-141001, Punjab, India. 
Cite article:- Sahoo Raj, Nayyar Shashi, Singh Chanchal, Kaswan Sandeep, Kakkar Sodhi Sandeep, Jindal Rajesh (2020). Effect of Fenugreek Seeds and Probiotic Supplementation on Antioxidant Status and Milk Production in Heat Stressed Beetal Goats. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 54(11): 1379-1384. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3892.
Twenty lactating Beetal goats were divided as Pre-summer group: (n=5) without supplementation and Summer group: (n=20). The latter group was further divided in sub-groups namely Group I: (n=5) Control, no supplementation; Group II: (n=5) supplemented with fenugreek seeds @ 10g/animal/day for 30 days; Group III: (n=5) supplemented with Yea Sacc®1026 @ 2g consisting of 10 billion yeast cells/animal/day for 30 days and Group IV: (n=5) supplemented with fenugreek seeds and Yea Sacc®1026  combination for 30 days. Summer stressed goats exhibited elevated levels of malondialdehyde and reduced the levels of Superoxide dismutase activity, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and reduced glutathione. Supplementation of fenugreek seeds and Yea Sacc®1026 reduced levels of lipid peroxidation and improved the superoxide dismutase activity. Total average milk yield (kg/day) was the highest in group IV (0.988±0.03) followed by groups II (0.889±0.02) and III (0.785±0.012) which was significantly higher as compared to the unsupplemented group I (0.618±0.004).
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