5. EFFECT OF REPLACING CONCENTRATE MIXTURE WITH MORINGA (MORINGA OLEIFERA) LEAVES ON BLOOD BIOCHEMICAL AND MINERAL PROFILE OF MEHSANA GOAT KIDS by S.V. DAMOR1, M.M. PAWAR2, Y.M. GAMI3, K.J. ANKUYA4, A.K. SRIVASTAVA5,

  • S.V. DAMOR1
Keywords: Moringa leaves, Blood metabolites, Blood mineral profile, Mehsana goats.

Abstract

Eighteen Mehsana goat kids were randomly divided into three groups of six kids in each group to evaluate the effect of replacing concentrate mixture with Moringa oleifera leaves on blood biochemical and mineral profile in diet of growing Mehasana goat kids. The three experimental treatments were T1: 100% concentrate mixture; T2: 50% concentrate mixture + 50 % Moringa leaves and T3: 100 % Moringa leaves. At the end of experimental feeding (90 day), blood samples were collected from each kid to analyze concentrations of aspartate aminotransferase (SGOT), alanine transaminase (SGPT), glucose, total protein, albumin, cholesterol, calcium and phosphorus. The blood micro-minerals viz. copper, zinc, iron, and manganese were analyzed by using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The serum total protein, albumin, SGOT and calcium levels were found to be significantly (P<0.05) higher moringa fed groups as compared to control group. There was no significant difference among different treatment groups for blood concentrations of copper, zinc, iron and manganese content. Based on the results, it was concluded that moringa (Moringa oleifera) leaves are rich in protein and minerals. Replacing the concentrate mixture with moringa leaves in diet of growing Mehsana goat kids increased concentrations of blood total protein, albumin, SGOT and calcium while decreased level of blood cholesterol. Feeding of moringa leaves did not affect blood micro-mineral profile in Mehsana goat kids.

Author Biography

S.V. DAMOR1

S.V. DAMOR1, M.M. PAWAR2, Y.M. GAMI3, K.J. ANKUYA4, A.K. SRIVASTAVA5*, H.D. CHAUHAN6 AND V.K. PATEL7

1,2DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL NUTRITION; 3,4LIVESTOCK RESEARCH STATION; 5,6,7DEPARTMENT OF LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SCIENCE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, SARDARKRUSHINAGAR DANTIWADA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, SARDARKRUSHINAGAR – 385 506, Gujarat, INDIA.

Corresponding author’s e-mail:  aksrivastavavet @gmail.com

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Published
2017-06-29