Chemical composition, rumen degradability, protein utilization and lactation response to selected tree leaves as substitute of cottonseed cake in the diet of dairy goats

N.A. Khan, G. Habib, G. Ullah

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of leaves from Grewia oppositifolia (G. oppositifolia) and Ziziphus mauritiana (Z. mauritiana) as a crude protein (CP) supplements to low quality diets of goats in Pakistan. Chemical composition and CP degradability of the tree leaves were compared with cottonseed cake (CSC). The CP content of the supplements ranged from 141 to 269 g/kg dry matter (DM). Contents of total phenols and condensed tannins (CT) were higher (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-168
JournalAnimal Feed Science and Technology
Volume154
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • tannin-containing leaves
  • condensed tannins
  • hydrolyzable tannins
  • digestion
  • supplements
  • nutrition
  • sheep
  • forages
  • growth
  • straw

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