The Use of Fermented Feed Based on Swamp Buffalo Rumen Fluid to Increase the Growth and Conditions Psychology of Goats
This study aims to determine the effect of using rumen fluid bacteria of swamp bufallo on the growth rates and physiological conditions of goats. The sample consists of 24 male goats (8 weeks old), with an average weight of 4.9 ± 0.8. The sample was further divided into 2 equal groups with 12 goats each. The first factor was based on cattle inoculated with rumen fluid bacteria of swamp bufallo. The second was a feed type that consists of the following (TR0), (TR1), 25% rumen fluid-based feed + 75% TR0. (TR2), 50% rumen fluid-based feed + 50% TR0, and (TR3), 75% rumen fluid-based feed + 25% TR0. Data were obtained using the 2X4 factorial, completely randomized design with three repetitions and statistically analyzed using ANOVA. Meanwhile, the difference between treatments was tested with Duncan's New Multiple Range Test. The results showed that the use of inoculation with rumen fluid bacteria of swampbufallo increased the growth rate of livestock and physiological stability of goat by 75%. In conclusion, the growth rate of young goats tends to increase significantly, with the administration of rumen fluid bacteria.