Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 6(12): 537-541
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Hayder Razzaq Abed1*, Drgham Hamza AL-Zwean2

1Department of Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Kufa, Najaf; 2Department of Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq.

Abstract | This study was conducted to investigate the effect of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (SC) and / or probiotic supplementation as feed additives on some blood biochemical traits (Hemoglobin concentration(Hb), Total protein(TP), Total cholesterol(TCH), Triglycerides(TG) in local Awassi male lambs. This experiment was performed in Vet. Medicine College / Kufa University. Twenty four lambs at age of 2-3 months were randomly divided into four groups (6 each) as follows: Group(G) one (Control) was fedon concentrate diet at the rate of 2% BW with wheat straw, G2 was given 5g/head of SC mixed with diet, G3 was given 1g/head /weekly of probiotic (Biolact®), G4 was given SC and probiotic (Biolact®)mixed with diet as mentioned in G2 and G3 respectively. Blood samples were taken monthly to study the traits above. Results revealed that the G2,G3 and G4 showed significantly (P<0.05) higher than the control group in Hb values.G4 showed significantly (P<0.05) higher in TP values than other groups at last experiment. While inTCH, G4 illustrated the lowest values than other groups at all periods and alternated G2 the significantly decreasing was detected in TG values than other groups at the last two months. In conclusion: the SC and probiotic combination improved the blood biochemical traits in Awassi male lambs.

Keywords | Lambs, Probiotic, Biochemical, Supplementation, Traits.