Journal article

Effect of herbal supplementation on growth, immunity, rumen histology, serum antioxidants and meat quality of sheep

MRA Redoy, AAS Shuvo, L Cheng, M Al-Mamun

animal | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

There is a wide range of feed additives deliberately designed to be used in sheep diets that can improve production performance. Whereas herbal supplementation is gaining popularity not only for improving sheep productivity and mutton quality but also for safe application without any harmful residual effects. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.) and/or garlic leaf (Allium sativum) dietary supplementation on growth performance, immunity, rumen histology, serum antioxidants and meat quality of sheep. The experiment consisted of a completely randomized design with 32 one-year-old sheep (initial mean live weight 9 ± 0.2 kg) allocated to fo..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (NATP-2, PBRG project)


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors highly acknowledge Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (NATP-2, PBRG project, SL-099) and Ministry of Planning, Bangladesh for providing the financial support.