Effects of medicinal plants on haematological indices, colostrum, and milk composition of ewes

AO Hendawy*; MM Mansour; ANM Nour El-Din

    Objective: This study investigated the effect of dietary supplementation of black seed or ginger fine powder on haematological parameters, colostrum composition, milk yield and composition of lactating ewes.
Methods: Fifteen pregnant crossbred ewes (aged 3 to 5 years old and weighing an average of 48.5 ± 2.03 Kg) 8 weeks before expected calving date were randomly divided into three feeding treatments, five animals each. Medicinal plants were added to the basic diet at a level of 5 g/ewe/day for 3 months after parturition...

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