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Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition
Year : 1987, Volume : 4, Issue : 2
First page : ( 120) Last page : ( 123)
Print ISSN : 0970-3209. Online ISSN : 2231-6744.

Effect of Feeding Deoiled Karanja Cake (Pongamia Glabra Vent.) on Blood, Urine and Body Composition of Growing Cross-Bred Calves

Konwar B.K.*, Banerjee G.C.

Department of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur-741 252, India

* Present address: AICRP on “Determination of the availability of Agril. By-Products, Livestock and Poultry” ICAR Project, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati-781 002.

Online published on 21 January, 2012.

Abstract

A long term experiment was conducted on 15 Brown-Swiss X Hariana male calves of 6 months age divided in 3 equal groups and fed rations containing 0, 50 and 75% deoiled karanja (Pongcmita glabra vent), cake (DKC) after substituting deoiled groundnut cake (DGNC) on iso-nitrogenous basis. Feeding of DKC had no adverse effect on RBC and WBC counts, PCV and Hb, Fe, Ca and P contents of blood. The urine constituents and water, fat, protein and ash contents of body did not differ significantly (F > 0.05). But blood plasma protein content was significantly lower (P<0.05) at 75% level of DKC incorporation. The results suggested that DKC could be included upto 50% N-replacement of DGNC in growing calf rations without any harmful effect.

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