THE IMPACT OF SWEET ORANGE WASTE IN RATIONS ON BLOOD PROFILE AND WEIGHT GAIN OF PADJADJARAN RAMS
Elvia Hernawan, Lovita Adriani
The research was conducted to evaluate the blood profile and body weight gain as a result of the provision of sweet orange waste (SOW) on 20 Padjadjaran rams with the average body weight around 29.5 ± 3.08 kg. The research used completely randomized design (CRD). Four treatments of SOW (0, 4, 6 and 8 %) were used in the ration and each treatment was repeated 5 times. The measured variables were erythrocytes, hemoglobin, hematocrit, leukocyte, and body weight gain. Result of the observation for each treatment (R1, R2, R3 and R4) were 7.96 - 8.68 x106/µL for erythrocytes, 10.78 - 11.66 g/dL for hemoglobin, 26.34 - 29, 44% for hematocrit and leukocyte from 6.19 - 8.3 x106/µL. Analysis of variance showed that blood profile and body weight gain were not significantly different. In conclusion, the provision of sweet orange waste (SOW) up until 8% in the ration, physiologically have no negative impact on blood profile and body weight gain.
Key words: sweet orange waste (SOW), blood profile, Padjadjaran rams