RESEARCH ARTICLES

EFFECT OF FEEDING SOME ADDITIVES ON YIELD TOTAL SOLIDS AND SOLIDS-NOT-FAT CONTENT OF COWS MILK
C.T. Sathian and U.T. Francis

Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.1995. 26:76-78.

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Copyright: © 1995 C.T. Sathian   et.al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Abstract


The effect of feeding acetic acid (200 ml/d),sodium bicarbonate (1.5% of concentrate feed),potassium carbonate (1.2% of the concentrate feed) and magnesium oxide (0.8 % of the concentrate feed) on yield, total solids (TS) and solids-not-fat (SNF) contents of cow milk was sutdied. Feeding was done for 25 days. Potassium carbonate feeding increased TS %significantly from 12.26 to 12.68 while there was a significant reduction in milk yield (0.71 kg/day). None of the additives produced significant changes in SNF%. Feed consumption by the animals was not affected by feeding any of the additives.