Efficacy of different therapeutic regimens for simple indigestion in sheep
OS Shah, T Hussain, U Amin, A Rouf, ZA Dar, SU Nabi and M Shaheen
Simple indigestion is one of the common digestive abnormalities encountered in ruminants. The abnormality is characterised by reduced feed intake, dullness and depression, ruminal atony and decrease in milk production. The current study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of various theureptic regimns for amelioration of simple indigestion in sheep. Animals with simple indigestion were randomly divided in 4 groups (n= 25 in each group) and treated with 4 different thereptic regimens T1 (Probiotics alone), T2 (Probiotic + Prebiotics), T3 (Probiotics + Rumentorics) and T4 (Rumentorics alone). Therapeutic regimen in group T3 (Probiotics + Rumenotorics ) was most effective in which all animals recovered on 3rd day followed by Therapeutic regimen in group T2, followed by Therapeutic regimen in group T1 in which animals all animals recovered on day 4th and 5th. Therapeutic regimen 4 was found to be least effective since only 83.3% animals recovered on day 5. The study concluded that Probiotics and Rumentorics given together is the best Therapeutic regimen for treatment of simple indigestion. So it may be concluded in present study that Probiotics and Rumentorics have synergistic action when given together.