Effect of Moringa oleifera leaves feeding on hemato - biochemical profile of sirohi goat kids
Padma Meel, ML Gurjar, RK Nagda, MC Sharma, Lokesh Gautam and Manju
A 6 months study was carried out to evaluate the effect of Moringa oleifera leaves feeding on hemato-biochemical profile of forty kids of Sirohi goat. They were randomly divided into five groups of eight in each group on the basis of same age and uniform conformation. The group T1 offered 60% methi straw and 40% commercially available readymade concentrate and in groups T2, T3, T4 and T5, the commercially available readymade concentrate were replaced by Moringa oleifera leaves at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% levels, respectively. The hemato-biochemical parameters were measured individually at the beginning and at 3 months and at 6 months. Results showed that the RBC were increased significantly (p<0.05) in T5 (14.35±0.31×1012/L) whereas WBC were lowest in T5 (10.57±0.25×109/L) and highest in T1 (11.02±0.16×109/L) and hemoglobin (9.68±0.37 g/dl in T1 and 10.58±0.31g/dl in T5) and PCV (28.85±0.45% in T1 and 29.92±0.55% in T5) were improved by Moringa oleifera leaves diet. The serum total protein and serum albumin were increased significantly (p<0.05) in T5 (6.84±0.06 g/dl) and (3.03±0.07g/dl), respectively. Serum globulin level (3.86±0.09 g/dl in T5 and 3.69±0.11 g/dl in T1) improved and serum glucose level (58.27±1.06 mg/dl in T5) decreased by Moringa oleifera leaves diet. It was concluded that hematology and biochemical profile showed improvement when concentrate feed were replaced with 100% Moringa oleifera leaves in diet of sirohi goat kids. Thus, the Moringa oleifera leaves could be used to improve livestock system of small ruminant without any adverse effect on hemato-biochemical profile.