Author : Al-Jiashi, H.B.K
The Effects of Adding Goat Milk to the Diet of Rabbits Treated with Amoxy-Clavulanic Acid on Some of Its Productive Physiological , Biochemical , and Immunological Characterstics.
Al-Qadisiyah Journal For Agriculture Sciences,
2016, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 158-165
This study is undertaken during the period from 12-3-2011 to 29-4-2011 to evaluate the effect of diet supplementation with goat milk on some productive (live body weight , weight gain , feed consumption and feed conversion ratio). Physiological (Haemoglobin concentration and packed cell volume), biochemical (Total protein , Albumin and globulin) and immunological (white blood cells and percent of lymphocyte cells ) traits of rabbits . A total of (32) female rabbits between 2-3months with age an average initial weight 1406.250) gms are randomly distributed into four equal groups (8) rabbits per each as follows:
1- Control group (C ) : fed base diet contains (12%) protein without any addition .
2- First treatment group (T1) : fed the some basa diet + 5mg amoxiclavulanic acid / kg body weight .
3- Second treatment group (T2) : fed the same basa diet +5mg amoxi-clavulanic acid / kg body weight +5ml raw goat milk .
4- Third treatment group (T3) : fed the same basal diet +5ml raw goat milk .
The study has continued for (5) weeks .
The results of the statistical analysis show that there are significant differences in body weight (P0.05) between (T3) and other treatments (1783.50, 1508.75, 1770.25 and 1852.75) gm respectively , weight gain and feed conversion ratio . Also the results reveal that there are significant differences (P0.05) in hemoglobin concentration between (T3) and each of (T1 and T2) while there are no significant differences between (T3) and control treatment . treatment (3) show a significant superior (P0.05) in total protein concentration (88.16) gm/L as compared with other treatment and it is also observed a significant difference (P0.05) between (T1) and other treatments in white blood cells .
In conclusion rabbit diet supplementation with goat milk seem to improve the productive homological , and immunological traits .