Research Article
Volume 6 Issue 2 - 2021
Effect of Dry Ginger Powder Supplementation on Growth Performance, Rumen pH and Selected Blood Metabolites in Beetal Bucks Under Heat Stress Condition
Muhammad Sohaib Niaz*, Ghazia Maqsood , Saeed Ahmed, Afzal Rashid, Imran Mohsin and Mubashar Ali
Veterinary Officer at Sharif Dairy Farm, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Muhammad Sohaib Niaz, Veterinary Officer at Sharif dairy farm, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Received: November 19, 2020; Published: January 20, 2021


This study was designed to evaluate the effect of dry ginger powder supplementation on production performance, rumen pH and selected blood metabolites of Beetal bucks raised under heat stress conditions. Eighteen Beetal bucks weighing 34.5 ± 2.5 kg; 12 ± 1 month of age were randomly assigned to one of the three dietary treatments in a complete randomized design, (1) 0, (2) 500 mg/kg/ day, (3) 1000 mg/kg/day dry ginger powder and labelled as C, GP 0.5 and GP 1.0, respectively. All bucks were adapted to a basal based diet for 1 weeks prior to the start of the experiment. Treatment diets were fed from d 0 to 56. Blood was collected on d 0, 14, 28 and 56 days for analysis of plasma cortisol, BUN. Intakes were recorded daily and individual body weights were measured weekly. Bucks were fed their respective diets for ad libitum intake. Data regarding dry matter intake (DMI), body weight (BW) gain, feed efficiency (FE) and selected blood metabolites were collected. It was found that DMI was 7.4% higher in GP 0.5 as compare to GP 1.0 and C. Results shows that BW and FE was 21.8% and 15.1% higher respectively in GP 1.0 and rumen pH was more stable in GP 1.0 and cortisol level was lowest in GP 1.0 as compared to GP 0.5 and C. It was concluded that the GP 1.0 group showed higher performance than other treatments in weight gain, feed efficiency and blood metabolites.

Keywords: Dry Ginger Powder; Beetal Bucks; Heat Stress


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