Effect of supplementation of probiotics and rumen buffer on performance of lactating buffaloes

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Dharmendr Kumar Verma Ganesh Mahadeo Gadegaonkar Bhooshan Namdeorao Ramteke Swati Jaiswal Suresh Dattatray Jagadale Ganesh Darban

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The study involved 12 Murrah buffaloes which were divided into two groups of six each viz. Control (T0) and Treatment group (T1). The buffaloes from Group T0 received standard concentrate mixture and roughages as per the routine practice of the farm. Whereas Group T1 received same ration as that of Group T0 along with supplement containing probiotics like yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), bacteria (Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus pumilus and Bacillus amyloliquifaciens) and rumen buffer 10 g/day/animal. The experiment lasted for 91 days. The average daily milk yield and FCM yield, DMI, TDN and DCP intake of buffaloes from Treatment group (T1) was significantly (P˂0.01) higher than Control group. The efficiency of feed utilization in terms of dry matter required per kg of FCM yield produced was significantly (P˂0.01) better in Group T1 than Control group. The average milk fat, protein, total solids, SNF and lactose percentage of Group T1 was significantly (P˂0.01) higher than Control group. The average somatic cell count of milk of buffaloes form Group T1 was significantly (P˂0.05) lower than Control group. The economics of the study showed an extra profit of ₹ 25.20 in Supplemented group over Control group.

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VERMA, Dharmendr Kumar et al. Effect of supplementation of probiotics and rumen buffer on performance of lactating buffaloes. Buffalo Bulletin, [S.l.], v. 41, n. 2, p. 293-298, june 2022. ISSN 2539-5696. Available at: <https://kuojs.lib.ku.ac.th/index.php/BufBu/article/view/3080>. Date accessed: 16 aug. 2022.
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