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Comparative Study on the Role of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) as Herbal Galactogogues in Jersey Crossbred Dairy Cattle- A Farm Level Study

Anurag Sharma Naresh Kumar Varun Sankhyan Akshay Sharma
Vol 8(5), 121-128

The study was conducted on Jersey crossbred lactating cows maintained at the Instructional Livestock Farm, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, CSKHPKV, Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), India. The lactating cows were randomly divided into four groups, each group having six animals. T1, T2 and T3 group cows received giloy stem powder (150 g), Fenugreek seed powder (150 g), and a combination of both the herbs (75 g of each) respectively, mixed with the concentrate feed for 60 days while the control group (T0) received only the concentrate. Milk yield was recorded every 5th day from day 0 (a day before the starting of herbal treatment) to Day 75 (15 days after the stoppage of herbal feeding). Milk sampling was done fortnightly, from Day 0 to Day 75. It was found that the feeding of giloy stem powder or Fenugreek seed powder alone or in combination to lactating Jersey crossbred cows did not lead to any significant change on the milk yield and milk composition (Milk Fat, SNF, milk protein and lactose).

Keywords : Fenugreek Giloy Herbal Galactogogues Milk Yield and Milk Composition

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