Author : Shamsaldain, Q.Z.

Effect of magnetic water on productive efficiency of Awassi sheep

Q.Z. Shamsaldain; E.A. Al Rawee

Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2012, Volume 26, Issue Suppl. II, Pages 129-135
DOI: 10.33899/ijvs.2020.166887

Twenty four pregnant Awassi ewes were used in this study, and were randomly assigned into three groups, first group, were drinking tap water and regarded as control group, second and third groups were drinking amagnetic - treated water with 500 and 1000 gauss respectively. To study the effect of magnetic water intensities on milk production before weaning, commercial, daily and total milk production, milk composition, hematological, biochemical parameters of ewes and lambs growth. All groups of ewes were fed on the same ration during the experimental period. Results indicated that increasing magnetic water intensities from zero (tap water) to 1000 gauss (third group) had significantly (P<0,05) increased milk yield before weaning, commercial, daily and total milk production by 23.03 kg, 10.51 kg, 33.54 kg, and 149 g, respectively. Percentages of protein, fat and total solid of milk, some hematological (RBC, WBC, HB and percentage of lymphocytes cell), biochemical (total proteinand globulin) parameters, and which finally increased significantly weight of lambs and ewes. While no significant effect was found between first (tap water) and second (500 gauss) groups, and between second (500 gauss water) and third (1000 gauss) groups in all traits  studied.