Shah Zeb Khan*, Imran Khan, Umm-E-Aimen, Amjad Ali, Abidullah, Safiullah, Saghir Imdad, Atta-ur-Rehman, Israr-ud-Din and Waseemullah
Animal Nutrition Section, Livestock Research and Development Station, Paharpur D.I. Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
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This experiment was carried out to investigate the effect of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S. cerevisiae) on weight gain, dry matter intake, feed conversion, and cost-benefit in Damani goat kids. For the said trial, a total of 12 male Damani goat kids of age approximately 06 months and almost the same bodyweight of 11.8kg were selected and divided into two groups randomly in such a way that each group had 06 replicates. Yeast in dried active state was supplemented to the experimental group at 2g/day/animal. The second group was kept as the control without adding yeast as a supplement. Offered animals of both groups 250g of Shandar Wanda (CP 17%) per day and green fodder ad libitum with freshwater supply round the clock. The trial was conducted for 106 days and 14 days of adaptation. The animals were weighed on the first day and the last day of the trial. The results declared that the weight gain and economics of the supplementation cost was significantly higher (P<0.05) in supplemented group and has not affected the overall feed intake between the two groups. Therefore, it has been derived from the experiment that the addition of yeast S. cerevisiae @ 2g/day/animal has positive affect on the weight gain and cost of feeding in Damani goat kids without affecting the feed intake.