EFFECTS OF FEEDING PALM OIL AND SOYBEAN OIL ON BODY WEIGHT AND BLOOD CHOLESTEROL IN BLACK BENGAL GOATS

Authors

  • MK Islam Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • MMR Chowdhury Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • MM Islam Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • MN Hoque Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • MM Rahman Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjvm.v7i2.6004

Keywords:

Goat, fatty acids, palm oil, soybean oil, cholesterol

Abstract

A study was conducted to investigate the role of dietary fatty acids (such as palm oil and soybean oil) on body weight and the level of serum cholesterol in goat in the Department of Physiology, Bangladesh Agricultural University. Three equal groups of goats were structured as control (n = 5), palm oil (n = 5) and soybean oil (n = 5) group and fed with normal feed, palm oil (@ 25g)and soybean oil (@ 25g) mixed feed twice a week for 2 months respectively. It was observed that the serum cholesterol of palm oil and soybean oil treated groups decreased significantly (p<0.05) with the advancement of experimental period. The growth performance was not significantly affected by these fatty acids. At the end of the experiment, the animals were killed and tissues from stomach and intestine were examined grossly and histologically in all groups. There were no lesions in the tissues of the animals fed on either palm oil or soybean oil.

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Ruminant Medicine