An Evaluation of the Effects of the Herbal Supplements of Amla (Emblica officinalis) and Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) on the Liver Function Parameters of Magra lambs Living in the Extensive System in Western Rajasthan's Arid Zone

Abhishek Joshi *

Livestock Research Station, Bikaner, RAJUVAS, Bikaner (Rajasthan), India.

Nirmala Saini

ICAR-Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute-Arid Region Campus, Bikaner (Rajasthan), India.

Vishal Yadav

Department of Animal Production, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India.

Rajpal Singh Udawat

Department of Livestock Production and Management, CVAS, Bikaner, RAJUVAS, Bikaner (Rajasthan), India.

Rajesh Mohta

Department of Livestock Production and Management, CVAS, Bikaner, RAJUVAS, Bikaner (Rajasthan), India.

S.C. Goswami

Department of Livestock Production and Management, CVAS, Bikaner, RAJUVAS, Bikaner (Rajasthan), India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the effect of herbal feed additives amla (Emblica officinalis) and giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) on Liver Function Test parameters of Magra lambs in the extensive management system. The experiment was performed on twenty eight magra lambs of three to four months of age under the extensive system, which were randomly distributed into four experimental groups of seven lambs in each group in a randomized block design (RBD). Herbal feed additive amla (Emblica officinalis) fruit powder with seed and giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) stem powder were supplemented at level of 1.5g/kg body weight with concentrate as oral/feed supplemented in T1 and T2 group, respectively except control group (C) and T3 in extensive management system. Group T3 were supplemented with the combination of amla (Emblica officinalis) fruit powder and giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) stem powder at the level of 0.75g/kg body weight with concentrate as oral/feed. At the end of experiment it appears that supplementation of herbal feed additives amla and giloy do not effect liver activity during the experimental period. Therefore, it can be concluded that the experiment was safe and did not cause any damage to the liver.

Keywords: LFT, SGPT, SGOT, amla, giloy


How to Cite

Joshi, A., Saini, N., Yadav, V., Udawat , R. S., Mohta, R., & Goswami , S. (2024). An Evaluation of the Effects of the Herbal Supplements of Amla (Emblica officinalis) and Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) on the Liver Function Parameters of Magra lambs Living in the Extensive System in Western Rajasthan’s Arid Zone. Journal of Advances in Biology & Biotechnology, 27(1), 7–12. https://doi.org/10.9734/jabb/2024/v27i1675

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