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Conjugated linoleic acid content of milk from buffaloes fed a mustard oil-based diet
- KATHIRVELAN, C., TYAGI, A.K.
- International journal of dairy technology 2009 v.62 no.2 pp. 141-146
- buffaloes, conjugated linoleic acid, diet, milk, milk fat, mustard oil, peanuts
- Fifteen Murrah buffaloes were distributed in groups I, II and III. The group I animals were fed with groundnut cake-based concentrate, group II animals with mustard cake-based concentrate and group III with 2% of mustard oil added to the group II feed. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) estimation in milk was done by using GC. The average total CLA contents (mg/g milk fat) in the three groups were 6.84, 12.12 and 19.50 mg/g of fat respectively. Hence it was concluded that addition of 2% mustard oil resulted in a 185% increase in milk fat total CLA content.