18. Effect of dietary incorporation of ksheerabala residue on nutrient digestibility and blood biochemical profile in Malabari kids.
T.J Roshma,K. Ally,Thirupathy Venkatachalapathy, K. Shyama and K. George Sherin.
An experiment was conducted with eighteen weaned Malabari kids of three months of age for 90 days to assess the effect of dietary incorporation of Ksheerabala residue on nutrient digestibility and blood biochemical profile in goats. Kids were divided into three groups (T1, T2 and T3) as uniformly as possible with regard to age, sex and body weight and were offered kid starter containing Ksheearabala residue at 0, 10 and 20 per cent, respectively. Kid starters were made isonitrogenous and isocaloric (24 per cent CP and 70 per cent TDN). Kids were fed as per ICAR standards (Ranjhan, 1998). Green grass was offered as the sole source of roughage. Data on digestibility of nutrients and haematologcal parameters like haemoglobin, plasma protein, serum calcium, serum phosphorus, serum cholesterol and triglycerides were the criteria employed for evaluation and they did not show any significant difference (P >0.05) among the groups. It could be inferred that digestibility of nutrients and haematological parameters of kids were not influenced by the inclusion of Ksheerabala residue in kid starter.
Key words: Blood parameters, Digestibility, kid starter and Ksheerabala residue