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Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

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Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 7(5): 412-416
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Caribu Hadi Prayitno1*, Yusuf Subagyo1, Anuraga Jayanegara2

1Faculty of Animal Science, Jenderal Soedirman University, Jl. Dr. Soeparno, Karangwangkal, Purwokerto 53123, Indonesia; 2Department of Nutrition and Feed Technology, Faculty of Animal Science,Bogor Agricultural University, Jl. Agatis Kampus IPB Dramaga Bogor 16680, Indonesia.

Abstract | The objective of this research was to determine nutrient intake, nutrient digestibility, milk yield, and milk quality of dairy cows that consumed feed supplemented with monensin, garlic peel (Allium sativum), and organic minerals. Twenty-one Friesian Holstein dairy cows with 644±72 kg body weight received dietary treatments consisting of: T0: basal feed + 0.3 g/d monensin;T1: basal feed + 30 ppm garlic-peel powder; and T2: basal feed + 30 ppm garlic peel powder + organic minerals (1.5 ppm Cr, 0.3 ppm Se, and 40 ppm Zn-lysinate). Allocation of dietary treatments followed a completely randomized design with seven replicates per treatment. Results showed that supplementation with monensin, garlic peel, and organic mineral did not significantly affect nutrient intake (DM, OM, CF, CP, NDF, ADF, TDN), nutrient digestibility (DM, OM, CF, NDF, ADF, TDN), milk yield, or milk quality. However, treatment significantly decreased crude protein digestibility (P<0.01). The conclusion was that supplementation with garlic peel can replace monensin in feed for dairy cattle.

Keywords | Monensin, Garlic peel, Organic minerals, Nutrients, Dairy cattle