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Effect of Feeding Transgenic Cottonseed vis-à-vis Non-transgenic Cottonseed on Haematobiochemical Constituents in Lactating Murrah Buffaloes
- Singh, Maha (Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Sciences, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar) ;
- Tiwari, D.P. (Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Sciences, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar) ;
- Kumar, Anil (Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Sciences, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar) ;
- Kumar, M. Ravi (Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Sciences, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar)
- Received : 2003.03.14
- Accepted : 2003.06.20
- Published : 2003.12.01
An experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of feeding transgenic cottonseed (Bt.) vis-a-vis non-transgenic (non-Bt.) cottonseed on blood biochemical constituents in lactating Murrah buffaloes. Twenty Murrah buffaloes in mid-lactation were divided into 2 groups of 10 each. Animals of group I were fed with 39.5% non-transgenic cottonseed in concentrate mixture while the same percentage of transgenic (Bt.) cottonseed was included in the concentrate mixture fed to the animals of group II. Animals of both groups were fed with concentrate mixture to support their milk production requirements. Each buffalo was also offered 20 kg mixed green fodder (oats and berseem) and wheat straw ad libitum. The experimental feeding trial lasted for 35 days. There was no significant difference in the dry matter intake between the two groups of buffaloes. All the buffaloes gained body weight, however, the differences were non significant. Total erythrocyte count, hemoglobin content and packed cell volume were
Transgenic Cottonseed;Bt. Protein;Lactating Murrah Buffaloes;Haematobiochemical Constituents;Bacillus thuringiensis
Supported by : Indian Council of Agricultural Research
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