Use of Mahua Seed Cake (Bassia latifolia) in the Ration of Cattle and Buffaloes - I. Unprocessed Mahua Seed Cake(UMSC)


Affiliations

  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Animal Nutrition Division, India

Abstract

Large quantities of mahua seed cake (MSC) are available in the country but at present it is not used as a normal ingredient of the ration of livestock because of the pungent odour and bitter taste of the cake attributed to the presence of saponin in the material. Processing methods, like steeping in cold water have been tried in the past for the removal of the incriminating factor/factors from the MSC but this has been found to result in considerable loss of dry matter and the utilisation of the residual material still does not show expected improvement.

Subject Discipline

Health Care and Hospital Management

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