Jurnal Ilmu Ternak dan Veteriner
Vol 9, No 4 (2004)

Effect of additional of microbial growth factors combined with and without microbe preparate on growth performance of Etawah-cross goat

Thalib, Amlius (Unknown)

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Publish Date
21 Feb 2014


Effect of microbial growth factors (FPM) combined with and without microbe preparate (SM) on growth of Etawah-cross goat has been conducted for 14 weeks, including 2 weeks of adaptation period. Animals used were 24 male goats of Etawahcross (PE) with a mean liveweight of 17.73 ± 1.80 kg. The animals were randomly distributed into 3 treatment groups. Each group consisted of 8 animals. All animals were fed elephant grass (ad lib.) + concentrate containing 16% crude protein (1.0% of live weight) as basal diet. The treatment groups were : I. Control (K); II. K + FPM; III. K + SM + FPM. Measurements recorded were: feed consumption, average daily gain (ADG), dry matter digestibility (in vitro and in vivo DMDs), as well as rumen ecosystem. All animals were placed in metabolism cages for 2 weeks for determination of in vivo DMD. The results showed tht FPM combined with and without SM improved the performance of both rumen ecosystem and host animals. Compared to control, combination of FPM with SM increased the following parameters significantly (P<0.05): ADG (55 vs. 36 g); DMI (645 vs. 609 g head-1 day-1); in vivo DMD (74 vs. 69%); FCR (12 vs. 17); in vitro DMD (49 vs. 46%); colony number of bacteria per cell number of protozoa (3.09 x 104 vs. 1.12 x 104); VFA content (3.53 vs. 2.82 mg ml-1); NH3-N content (68 vs. 56 mg l-1); pH (6.78 vs. 6.65). Microbe preparate enhanced the effect of FPM on VFA content so that the combination of FPM and SM (treatment III) significantly increased the VFA content as compared to the control (P<0.05).   Key words: Microbial growth factor, microbe preparate, etawah-cross goat

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Aims JITV (Jurnal Ilmu ternak dan Veteriner) or Indonesian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (IJAVS) aims to publish original research results and reviews on farm tropical animals such as cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, poultry, as well as non domesticated Indonesian endemic ...