Potential role of dietary pomegranate seed powder (PSP) (Punica granatum L) and / or saccharomyces cerevisiae (SC) in some productive aspects of Local male lambs


  • M. F. H. Al-Musodi
  • D. H. Y. Al-Zwean


This study was conducted to find out the effect of adding pomegranate seeds pomace (PSP) and Saccharomyces cerevisiae (SC) to the diet of local lambs on some productive traits. (body weight, ,final weight, ,weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion coefficient, and economic feasibility) It  inducted in animal field of veterinary medicine college Baghdad university  and lasted for the period between 12/1/2022 and 12/6/2022, used 20 lambs at 2–3 months of age grouped in four groups  G1 as control group fed concentration diets 2.5% of body weight with wheat straw and alfalfa ,G2 fed same ration and 3% dried pomegranate seed pomace powder (PSP),G3 fed same ration and 4% PSP  with 3g of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (SC), water supply at libdum. Lambs are weighed monthly to measure some productive traits (live body weight, total and monthly weight gain, total and monthly feed intake, feed conversion coefficient (FCC), and economic feasibility). The administration of PSP and SC with diets revealed statistically significant differences (P <0.05) and a remarkable effect between treated and untreated groups for all productive aspects in some periods of the experiment compared to the control group, implying that using PSP and/or SC to treat groups could contribute to improving some productive traits in male lambs