BACKGROUND: In recent years, dietary fat supplementation has become a common practice and fat supplemented diets have had variable effects on animal performance and carcass characteristics. OBJECTIVES:
This study was conducted to determine the effect of increasing the levels of sesame oil on performance, rumen parameters and plasma lipid profile in finishing Chal lambs.
METHODS: Eighteen male lambs were fed with control [C; without sesame oil] and the diets contained low level [LSO; 2.5%] and high level [HSO; 5%] of sesame oil. CONCLUSIONS: Sesame oil had no effect on the performance and carcass weight of lambs but there was decrease in blood cholesterol concentration.
H. Ghafari ,A. A. Khadem ,M. Rezaeian ,A. Afzalzadeh ,D. Sharifi ,M. A. Norouzian ,
Effect of sesame oil feeding on performance, plasma lipids and ruminal fermentation of growing lambs,
Iran. J. Vet. Med. 2015;
155-161 Views : 0