• M. Kalyana Chakravarthi
  • K. Ravikanth
  • Adarsh .
  • Ankush Reothia Assistant Professor Department of LPM College of Veterinary Science, Proddatur


Objective: To examine the impact of the herbal product in improving litter weight, reducing piglet mortality and increasing milk production in sows.

Methods: 20 sows which were in their late gestation period were randomly divided into two groups (n=10). Group T0 sows served as no treatment control group, and T1 group sows were supplemented with herbal galactagogue premix, Payapro (M/S Ayurvet Ltd., Baddi) administered for 5 d prior to farrowing and & 10 d post farrowing.

Results: The analyses of result revealed that the postpartum milk yield (Approximately for 2 mo) was found to be increased in Payapro supplemented group (166 liters) in comparison to control group (103.5 liters). A significant reduction in mortality in Payapro supplemented group was evident at the time of weaning. Mean piglet weight was improved in the treatment group by 38.8%. Average litter size was also more in Payapro supplemented group (8.6) than the control group (7.7).

Conclusion: Payapro premix can enhance the sow productivity in terms of milk production and number of. pigs produced per litter.

Keywords: Galactogogue, Mean piglet weight, Average mortality



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How to Cite

Chakravarthi, M. K., K. Ravikanth, A. ., and A. Reothia. “EVALUATION OF SUPPLEMENTING HERBAL PRODUCT TO SOWS FOR IMPROVING LITTER WEIGHT AND REDUCING PIGLET MORTALITY”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 8, no. 4, Apr. 2016, pp. 61-63, https://journals.innovareacademics.in/index.php/ijpps/article/view/10170.



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