ANIMAL NUTRITION Research Achievements

  • More than 200 locally available feed resources have been identified from different mithun grazing areas and evaluated for nutritional quality
  • Propagation techniques for important locally available fodder plants have been standardized    
  • Biomass production and seasonal variations in macro and micronutrient contents of important locally available fodders have been established
  • Voluntary feed intake and nutrient utilization in mithun fed on locally available tree leaves based total mixed ration have been investigated
  • Nutritive value and nutrient utilization of Thumero tree leaves in mithun have been established
  • Comparative nutritional evaluation of different tree lopping and concentrate based total mixed ration has been done in mithun
  • Effect of different fodder and concentrate based total mixed rations on nutrient utilization and growth performances in mithun calves have been evaluated
  • In sacco degradability of forest based foliages available in Nagaland has been studied in mithun
  • Effect of feeding tree leaves based total mixed ration on nutrient utilization, growth performances and rumen fermentation patterns in mithun has been investigated
  • Nutrient utilization and nitrogen balance in adult mithun fed on urea treated rice straw and concentrate based feed blocks in mithun has been investigated
  • Economics of feed block feeding system in mithun has been carried out
  • The effect of feeding Lagerstromia speciosa and conventional fodder based ration on nutrient utilization and body weight gain has been investigated
  • Variations in the concentration of ruminal pH, total volatile fatty acid (VFA), ammonia nitrogen, total nitrogen and different VFA fractions on feeding tree leaves and conventional fodders has been established
  • Important digestive enzymes in mithun rumen fluid have been estimated
  • The contents of different macro and micro-minerals in important locally available fodders have been estimated
  • Effect of feeding bakers yeast on performance of mithun on roughages based diet has been investigated