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Asian-Australas J Anim Sci > Accepted
doi: https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.16.0691    [Accepted]
Growth Performance, Nutrients Digestibility, and Blood Metabolites of Lambs Fed Diets Supplemented with Probiotics during Pre- and Post-Weaning Period
Atef M. Saleem*
South Valley University, Qena, Egypt
1Animal and Poultry Production Department, Faculty of Agriculture, South Valley University, Qena 83523, Egypt, Qena, Egypt
* Corresponding Author: Atef M. Saleem ,Tel: +20965211281 , Fax: +20965211279, Email: atefmsaleem@yahoo.com
Received: 14 September 2016;  Revised: 17 October 2016.  Accepted: 2 December 2016.  Published online 17 December 2016.

ABSTRACT
Objective:
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of inclusion of a commercial probiotic (PRO) contains a mixture of two strains of Pediococcus, Pediococcus acidilactici (1 x 106 cfu/g) and Pediococcus pentosaceus (1.3 x 106 cfu/g), with a dextrose as the carrier compound to a diet based on concentrate mixture and wheat straw on growth performance, digestibility, and blood metabolites of lambs during pre- and post-weaning period.
Method:
In exp. 1, 24 male lambs of about 15±2.6 d age and initial BW of 5.52±0.6 kg were randomly allocated into three groups. One group received control diet without additives, and remainders received control diet supplemented with 0.5 or 1 g PRO/d per lamb. Daily feed intake and biweekly BW were recorded. In exp. 2, five lambs, (initial BW = 29.72±1.15 kg, age = 6.54±0.32 mo) were used as experimental animal in a digestion trial. The same diet was used in both experiments.
Results:
The supplementation of PRO did not result in any significant differences in milk intake, average daily gain (ADG), or total gain between treatments during the pre-weaning period. Total DMI tended to be greater (P = 0.07) with addition of PRO in the post-weaning diets. During post-weaning phase, the final BW, ADG, total gain, and feed conversion ratio of the lambs received PRO treatments tended to be greater (P ≤ 0.10) than the control group. Addition of PRO in post-weaning diet decreased (P ≤ 0.01) blood urea and cholesterol concentrations. With the exception of ether extract digestibility, all nutrients digestibility were improved with inclusion PRO in the post-weaning diets.
Conclusion:
lambs received PRO in post-weaning diet appeared to show a better performance than lambs in pre-weaning period. Addition of the probiotic in the post-weaning diet led to improve DM intake, growth performance, feed conversion ratio, and nutrients digestibility.
Keywords: Probiotic; Growth performance; Digestibility; Lamb; Lambs
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