RESEARCH ARTICLES

DRIED SPLEEN MEAL AS A BIOSTIMULATOR IN KID RATIONS
K. Shyama and C.S. James

Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.1994. 25:9-13.

 

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Abstract


The effect of dried spleen as a growth promotant was studied in twenty four female Malabari kids of similar age and body weight maintained at two levels of crude protein (16 and 12 per cent). Six animals from each group were fed with spleen supplemented diets and the others were kept as the controls. The results indicated that incorporation of dried spleen in the ration enhanced the growth performance of animals, especially in animals maintained on low level of protein. The efficiency of feed and protein utilisation also exhibited the same trend; and the cost efficiency was better. It can be concluded that incorporation of dried spleens in the ration of goats at the rate of 0.1 per cent on dry matter basis play a positive role in augmenting better weight gain and that dried spleen can be utilised as a harmless natural growth promotant in animal production with economic benefit.