Effect of Probiotic supplementation on Growth parameters of Osmanabadi Kids

Kochewad, S. A.; Chahande, J. M.; Kanduri, A. B.; Deshmukh, D. S.; Ali, S. A.; Patil, V. M.
January 2009
Veterinary World;Jan2009, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p29
Academic Journal
The study was conducted to assess the effect of probiotic supplementation on growth parameters viz. body weight, body height, chest girth and body length of Osmanabadi kids. A multi-strain commercially available probiotic (Protexin) containing Lactobacillus species, Streptococcus species and Yeast was administered orally at a dose rate of 2 gm per 25 kg body weight daily for 2 months to the treatment group. At the end of the first and second week, all the growth parameters were higher in the treatment group as compared to the control group, though the difference was not statistically significant. However, from the third week onwards, all growth parameters were significantly higher in the treatment group as compared to the control group.


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