Journal of Animal Health and Production

Research Article
J. Anim. Health Prod. 9(1): 58-64
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Dewi Febrina*, Rahmi Febriyanti, Zumarni, Jepri Juliantoni, Yendraliza, Elfawati, Irdha Mirdhayati, Yudi Mochtisar, Rabani

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, State Islamic University of Sultan SyarifKasim Riau Jl. H. R Soebrantas KM 15 No 155 TuahmadaniTampan-Pekanbaru 28293 Indonesia.

Abstract | This research aims to determine the effect of the addition of Fermented Oil Palm Fronds (FOPFE) on rumen fermentation and blood metabolites of Kacang goat. The fronds of palm oil were fermented for 21 days with the addition of 10% poultry manure, then extracted with methanol solvent. This study used 12 male Kacang goats aged >1 year that were placed in metabolic cages which were equipped with feedbox and water drinker. The study used a random group design, with 4 treatment groups namely P0=complete ration+ 0% FOPFE; P1=complete ration + 0.1% FOPFE; P2=complete ration + 0.2% FOPFE; P3= complete ration + 0.3% FOPFE. The measured variables were rumen fermentation indicators (pH, total VFA and ammonia (NH3)) and blood structural and metabolic components (erythrocytes, hemoglobin, hematocrit, cholesterol, urea and blood glucose). The results showed that FOPFE had no significant effect (P>0.05) on rumen fermentation and blood profile except blood cholesterol level that was significantly (P<0.01) reduced in P2 group. The administration of 0.2% FOPFE can reduce blood cholesterol levels and maintain rumen fermentation and blood metabolites of Kacang goat.

Keywords | Fermented oil palm fronds extract, Rumen fermentation, Blood metabolites, Goats