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Saturday, 20 October 2018 01:08

M. Kazemi-Bonchenari, H. A. Ghasemi, M. Khodaei-Motlagh, A. H. Khaltabadi-Farahani, and M. Ilani

The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of synbiotic (SYN) containing Enterococcus faecium and Inulin on blood metabolites, nutrients apparent digestibility and performance of sheep fed alfalfa based diet. The 21 Farahani sheep averaging body weight 33.9 kg were allocated in a completely randomized design with 7 replicates in each treatment. The basal diet was formulated based on NRC (1989) and three treatments were; T1 = un-supplemented treatment (control), T2 = 2 g/d/h SYN supplemented, and T3 = 10 g/d/h SYN supplemented treatments. The synbiotic was supplemented once a day at the time of morning meal. The experiment lasted 12 weeks which the first week was for adaptation period. Supplementation of