Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Effect of feeding probiotics mix alone and in combination with fibrolytic enzymes on gut health of Corriedale lambs
Author(s): GG Sheikh, AM Ganai, Amir Amin sheikh, Rakshanda Bhagat, Danish Masood, A Ishfaq and Shabir Mir
Abstract: A trial of 90 days was conducted on 24 male Corriedale lambs of uniform conformation divided in four groups of six lambs each, to study the effect of feeding probiotic mix and fibrolytic enzyme mix on gut health. A complete feed was prepared containing paddy straw 50 parts and concentrate mixture 50 parts on dry matter basis as per ICAR 2013 with supplementation of probiotics mix (Saccharomyces cerevisiae + Lactobaccilus acidophillus) @ 3g/kg DM level and exogenous fibrolytic enzyme mix @ 9 g/kg, as per the invitro studies carried to arrive at optimum level of incorporation while complete feed without supplementation served as control. The average faecal E. coli and total coliform count of experiment lambs of T1 group and in T3 group were significantly (P<0.01) lower as compared to T2 and control (T0) group. Faecal pH showed significantly (P<0.01) higher values in T1 group and in T3 group in comparison to T0 and T2 groups. The faecal consistency was significantly higher in T0 group and T2 group than T1 group and in T3 group.
How to cite this article:
GG Sheikh, AM Ganai, Amir Amin sheikh, Rakshanda Bhagat, Danish Masood, A Ishfaq and Shabir Mir. Effect of feeding probiotics mix alone and in combination with fibrolytic enzymes on gut health of Corriedale lambs. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 179-183.