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Effects of mineral supplement and feed intake restriction on physical characteristics and growth of mane hair in Caspian horse

مکمل عناصرمعدنی , mineral supplement

Physical characteristics of mane hair of Caspian horse is affected by mineral supplement and daily feed intake restriction, and should be used as an indicator of feeding the Caspian Horse.

Ahmad Ghorbani 1*, Ardeshir Mohit 2 and Hasan Darmani Kuhi 2

۱٫ Ph.D Candidate, Dept of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Guilan,
۲٫ Assistant Professor, Dept of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Guilan
* Corresponding E-mail address: ghorbanee@gmail.com

Abstract

In this research, effects of macro and micro mineral supplements and feed intake restriction on length, diameter, weight and volumetric weight of 120 mane hair of Caspian horse was determined in a completely randomized design.

Based on results of this research, using of mineral supplements increase hair length, diameter and weight (p<0.05).

Also, feed intake restriction caused decreasing of hair weight. So hair weight of horses that were in feed intake restriction, was 64.92 percent less and significantly different with other treatments (p<0.05).

So, physical characteristics of mane hair of Caspian horse is affected by mineral supplements and daily feed intake restriction, and should be used as an indicator of feeding the Caspian Horse.

KEYWORDS: MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS , FEED INTAKE RESTRICTION , HAIR , HORSE , CASPIAN HORSE

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