Elin Nurlina


THE IMPACT USE OF COCONUT WATER BASED ELECTROLYTE AND ROSELLE EXTRACT ON BODY COMPOSITION OF PADJADJARAN RAMS AFTER 8 HOUR TRANSPORTATION

Elin Nurlina, Elvia Hernawan, An-An Yulianti

Abstract
    Determination of body composition through space urea method can be used to predict changes in the body components without slaughter the animals. Changes in body composition occur along with changes in the physiological values. The aim of this research is to evaluate the effects of coconut water based electrolyte and rosella extract supplementation on body composition of Padjadjaran ram. The study included 20 Padjadjaran rams aged 1-1.5 years old with the average body weight ranged from 17-26 kg. Coconut water based electrolyte (CWBE) and 25 mg extract of roselle (RE) are given as treatment with various volumes (T1 = 75 mL distilette water non RE, T2 = 75 mL CWBE and RE, T3 = 112.5 mL CWBE and RE and 150 mL CWBE). Treatments were given 1 hour prior transportation. The transportation process was done by using a pick-up truck for 8 hours. Body composition measurements were performed by Urea Space Method. The results of the measured body composition showed changes in the levels of fat, protein and body water in the amount of 15.57 -16.39%, 15.57% - 17.42% and 57.35 -61.16% respectively were not significantly different ( P> 0.05). Conclusion: the supplementation of coconut water-based electrolyte solution and rosella extract can maintain body composition of Padjadjaran rams that have experienced transportation for 8 hours.

Key words: Padjadjaran rams, electrolyte, coconut water, roselle, body composition