CHANGE OF BLOOD AMMONIA LEVEL AND EFFICIENCY OF NITROGEN UTILIZATION IN PRIANGAN LAMBS DUE TO KLINOPTILOLIT ADDITION IN RATION
Heni Siti Mainah, Lovita Adriani
This research was conducted on twenty female Lambs 7- months old, ranging from 13 - 16 kg to explore change of Blood Ammonia Level and Efficiency of Nitrogen Utilization. The research used a Completely Randomized Design with four treatments (doses of Klinoptiloli 2%,4%,6% and 8% of concentrate) and four replication. At the end of trial, blood samples were taken from Jugularis vein of all lambs with six intervals (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 hours) after feeding. The result indicated that addition of Klinoptilolit in ration significantly decreased blood ammonia level (from 0.33 mg/100 ml to 0.09 mg/100 ml) and significantly increased efficiency of nitrogen utilization (from 6.3% to 14.9%). The optimum dose of Klinoptilolit was 6%.
Key words: Blood Ammonia Level, Efficiency of Nitrogen Utilization, Klinoptilolit, Priangan Lambs