EFFECT OF WOOL SHEARING AND DIET SUPPLEMENTING WITH CURCUMIN ON SOME PRODUCTIVE AND BLOOD BIOCHEMICAL TRAITS OF AWASSI LAMBS
Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture,
2020, Volume 48, Issue 2, Pages 24-32
AbstractThe study was done to evaluate the impacts of either sharing or supplementing of 200 mg⁄ Kg of Curcuma longa or their combination, on productive and some serum blood biochemical traits of Awassi lambs. Twenty four (6 lambs/group), 5-6 month old with average trail weight (29.57 Kg) were assigned randomly into four groups. The first group: T1 lambs were fed only control diet (control). The second group: T2 lambs were shared and fed also the control group diet. The third group: T3 lambs were fed control diet supplemented with Curcuma longa, 200 mg / kg diet . The fourth group: T4 shared and fed also the control group diet and supplemented with Curcuma longa, 200 mg / kg diet. The experiment lasted for three months. Final body weight, average daily gain and relative mean growing were detected. Serum blood glucose, total proteins, albumin, globulin, cholesterol, triglycerides, and liver enzymes AST and ALT were also analyzed. The results showed that final body weight, body weight gain, serum total protein and globulin significantly (P≤0.05) increased, when lambs supplemented with Curcuma longa (T3) and shared and supplemented (T4) compared with other groups. Also, the results showed a significant (P≤0.05) increasing in serum triglyceride and decreasing in AST when lamb shared and supplemented with Curcuma longa. While ALT increased significantly in T4. No significant differences were presented between groups in relative mean growing, glucose, albumin, and cholesterol at 12th week of study.
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