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Vet World. 2010; 3(4): 173-176


Effect of supplementation of minerals and enzymes on service period and postpartum plasma minerals profile in crossbred cows

K. K. Hadiya, H. J. Derashri, B. R. Devalia, R. G. Jani.

Abstract
Twenty recently calved healthy triple crossbred (HF x J x K) cows were divided randomly into four groups each of five animals from the day of calving to observe the effect of supplementation of minerals + proteins-vitamins (Nutri-sacc power pack, Vetcare) and enzymes (Neozyme RU, Biocon India Ltd) on service period and fortnightly plasma profile of macro-micro minerals up to 105 days postpartum. The animals of Group-I (T0) served as control; of Group-II (T1) were given nutri-sacc powder @100 g/d/h; while animals of Group–III (T2) and Group IV (T3) received neozyme supplementation @ 750 and 1000 g per ton of concentrate mixture, which was fed @ 1 kg for every 3 kg milk. The supplementation of minerals and enzymes did not influence service period significantly (147±13.69 days). The pooled plasma calcium, inorganic phosphorus and magnesium concentrations were 10.29±0.11, 4.43±0.10 and 3.40±0.09 mg %, respectively. Significant (P

Key words: Crossbred cows, Postpartum period, Supplementation, Minerals, Enzymes, Plasma minerals profile, Service period.



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