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Title: Potentials of Monechma ciliatum as a Non-conventional Feedstuff in Sheep Diet in Sokoto, Nigeria
Authors: Ogunsan, E.A.
Ehizibolo, D.O
Dashe, Y.G.
Jatau, J.D
Tambuwal, F.M.
Dogo, G.I.
Osuji, N.K.
Sugun, M.Y.
Keywords: antinutritional
live weight
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
Series/Report no.: Vol.10;No.10; Pp 987-990
Abstract: An experiment was conducted to determine the effect of including Monechma ciliatum (MC) in the diet of sheep at 0 (control), 10, 20 and 30% levels. The results show that increasing the level of supplementation of MC beyond 20% decreased the feed intake and subsequently live weight gain. Except for total ash, nutrients digestibility follow similar pattern. The least cost of feed per kg live weight gain of $2.04 occurred at the 20% inclusion level and cheapest ration to feed to sheep. Whereas blood parameters differed between treatments, they were mostly within physiological limits. The metabolizable energy content of 2435 kcal/kg of the 20% diet is also the highest amongst all treatments.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1762
ISSN: 1680-5194
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