Effect of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and Neem (Azadirachta indica) on Sero-biochemical Parameters of Marwari Lambs under Arid Zone
P. Kumari T. Bothra H. K. Narula Vijay kumar D. Jain A. S. Dewna
Vol 10(12), 99-104
In an attempt to assess the effect of giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and neem (Azadirachta indica) alone and in combination on sero-biochemical parameters of Marwari lambs, an experiment was conducted for a period of 3 months on 42 Marwari male lambs and divided into seven groups, six lambs in each group in a randomized block design. The lambs of T1 group were provided only basal diet (grazing + ad lib. fodder + 400 g concentrate per lamb per day) and were kept as control group and lambs of all other treatment groups were provided basal diet with herbal supplementation i.e. 0.5 per cent giloy stem powder in group T2, 1.0 per cent giloy stem powder in group T3, 0.5 per cent neem leaf powder in group T4, 1.0 per cent neem leaf powder in group T5, 0.25 per cent giloy stem powder along with 0.25 per cent neem leaf powder in group T6 and 0.5 per cent giloy stem powder along with 0.5 per cent neem leaf powder in group T7. At the end of experiment, non-significant effect was found on biochemical parameters viz. serum glucose, serum cholesterol and serum triglycerides whereas the numerical values were lower for group T6 and T7 than control and other groups though, they were within normal physiological range. At the end of experiment, it appears that incorporation of giloy stem powder along with neem leaves powder can be used as a part of strategy to be adopted to improve health status of lambs in arid zone of Rajasthan.
Keywords : Giloy Neem Serum Glucose Serum Cholesterol Serum Triglycerides Sheep
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