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Paper ID: 141

The Effect of Dietary Forages in Tetanus Hyper Immunized Equine Serum Production

D A Mahari1, R I Anwar1, H M Ikhsan1, F B I Lupitasari1, Herdis1, R Herry2, Sarmedi2, Wandiand Mansyur3 

1 Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology, 15314 South Tangerang City, Banten, Indonesia LAPTIAB, Gd. 614, Kawasan Puspiptek Serpong, 15314, Banten, Indonesia

2 PT. Biofarma (Persero), 40161 Bandung City, West Java, Indonesia

3 Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Padjadjaran University, 45363 Sumedang, Indonesia


The determination of local forage in meeting the nutritional requirement of horses and has effect on the antibody titer production is necessary to be conducted. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of different types of dietary forage to antibody titer production of Anti-Tetanus Serum. All procedures performed in this study were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (Ethical Approval No: 01/IACUC-BF/VI/20). A total of 12 Sandalwood horse aged 3-6 years with body weight ranged at 268.4 – 365.8 kg were used in this study. Horses were randomly assigned into four dietary treatment groups for ten weeks (100% Elephant grass; 100% Mott elephant grass, 67% Elephant grass: 33% Kikuyu grass, and 67% Mott elephant grass: 33% Kikuyu grass) which allowed 7.24; 11.45; 11.12; 12.62% crude protein respectively. The titer measurement was carried out once a week during the production period. The data obtained was analyzed using correlation analysis.  The results showed that 100% Mott elephant grass group produced the highest titer but the correlation between crude proteins levels in the diets and titer were weak (0.44). Thus, it can be concluded that the high protein forage given has not potential to increase the serum antibody titer.

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