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Some Feedlots Do Not Change Biochemical and Wool Mineral Profile in Dromedary Calves

Some Feedlots Do Not Change Biochemical and Wool Mineral Profile in Dromedary Calves

Asim Faraz1*, Abdul Waheed1, Annamaria Passantino2, Ayman Balla Mustafa3, Nasir Ali Tauqir4, Naeem Ullah Khan5, Muhammad Shahid Nabeel6

1Department of Livestock and Poultry Production, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
2Department of Veterinary Sciences, Polo Universitario Annunziata – 98168 Messina, University of Messina, Italy
3Therapeutic Nutrition Department, Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, Misurata University, P.O. Box: 2478, Misurata, Libya
4Department of Animal Science, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
5Institute of Dairy Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
6Camel Breeding and Research Station Rakh Mahni, Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Punjab, Pakistan

Corresponding Author: Asim Faraz,


The present study was undertaken to evaluate the blood biochemical and wool mineral profile of Marecha dromedary camel calves reared in intensive management system (IMS) by feeding two different dietary regimes. The study was conducted at camel breeding and research station (CBRS) Rakh-Mahni tahsil Mankera of district Bhakkar-Punjab, Pakistan. Ten male calves of 310±35 days of age were raised in stall-fed conditions. They were fed two isocaloric diets with different protein levels as 18% (G1) and 22% (G2). Regarding roughage proportion lucerne and gram crop residues were fed. Daily feeding allowance was offered as 3% body weight. Water was provided twice a day. In blood-biochemical analyses, level of Hb (hemoglobin) concentration (P<0.05) was found to be significantly different as 16.4±0.14 and 16.8±0.09 (g/dL) with G1 and G2, respectively. The concentration levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, urea, creatinine, albumin, total-protein, glucose, Ca and P were found significantly (P<0.05) varied among groups. Regarding hair mineral profile, concentrations of Cu and Mn were found non-significantly (P>0.05) varied among the groups while concentrations of Ca, Mg, Zn and Fe were found non-significantly (P>0.05) varied between groups fed with ration I and II. 

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Punjab University Journal of Zoology


Vol. 35, Iss. 2, pp. 167-268


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