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Effect of Urea Molasses Multinutrient Block on the Reproductive Performance of Indigenous Cows under the Village Condition of Bangladesh

M.A. Mazed , M.S. Islam , M.M. Rahman , M.A. Islam and M.A. Kadir
 
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In the present study urea molasses multinutrient blocks (UMMB) may be used as a catalytic feeding to the straw based diet of the indigenous cows for fertility. With that understanding, 49 indigenous post partum cows from 49 marginal village farmers of village-Boira were selected and a cake of 250 g/h/d UMMB was supplied with their usual feeding from date to calving to the date of confirmation of pregnancy. Cows were stall fed. Reproductive events of cows were recorded as when occurred. Milk progesterone was measured by using radio immuno assay (RIA) technique. Similarly, 49 cows were in control group in the same village. The results in control and UMMB group were-calving to 1st p4 (progesterone) rise (days) 10452 and 10337 (p>0.05); calving to first service (days) 19468 and 13064 (p<0.01); calving to conception (days) 19972 and 16273 (p>0.05) and subsequent calving interval (days) 48073 and 44370 (p>0.05), respectively. From the study, it may be concluded that UMMB has a positive effect on fertility of the local cows under the village condition of Bangladesh.
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M.A. Mazed , M.S. Islam , M.M. Rahman , M.A. Islam and M.A. Kadir , 2004. Effect of Urea Molasses Multinutrient Block on the Reproductive Performance of Indigenous Cows under the Village Condition of Bangladesh. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 7: 1257-1261.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2004.1257.1261

URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2004.1257.1261

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