Effects of supplementation with Zornia glochidiata Seeds on Feed Intake, Nutrients Digestibility and Sudan Desert Bucks Performance in Kordofan, Sudan Copy

This study was conducted in North Kordofan State during March-June 2017, to study the effects of supplementation of Desert bucks on sorghum straw with Zornia glochidiata seeds on voluntary dry matter intake, nutrient digestibility and body weight change. Twelve Desert bucks at 7 to 9 months old with an average weight of 12.500 + 0.250 kg were divided into three similar groups. Each animal was housed in a separate barn with feeding and drinking troughs, and the animals were ear-tagged to facilitate identification during treatments. The bucks were treated against external and internal parasites using broad-spectrum anthelmintics. They were also weighed at the beginning of the experiment and once a week until the end of the experiment. The first ten days were considered an adaptation period and the experiment lasted for 60 days. Feed ingredient samples were analyzed using proximate analysis. In vitro and In vivo digestibility coefficients were determined in laboratory and using total feces collection method, respectively. The experiment was that of complete randomized design and the data was analyzed via analysis of variance. The results of the study showed that feed intake of the group supplemented with the concentrate ration and Zornia glochidiata seed was significantly (P<0.01) higher than the intake of the group on sorghum straw alone. The results of the chemical analysis indicated higher protein, ether extract and the nitrogen-free extract in Zornia glochidiata seeds and the fiber was low while high fiber content and low CP, EE and NFE in sorghum straw. In Vitro and In Vivo digestibility showed higher values in the group supplemented with the concentrate ration and Zornia glochidiata seeds than on sorghum straw alone. The mean weight gain was higher in the concentrate ration and Zornia glochidiata group than in the sorghum straw group. The study concluded that supplementing bucks on sorghum straw with Zornia glochidiata seeds could increase intake, digestibility and better weight similar to supplementation with the concentrate ration than the group that were fed straw. The study recommended conducting a comprehensive research to determine the nutritive value of the Zornia glochidiata seeds with other animal species. Read more
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Effects of supplementation with Zornia glochidiata Seeds on Feed Intake, Nutrients Digestibility and Sudan Desert Bucks Performance in Kordofan, Sudan Copy

This study was conducted in North Kordofan State during March-June 2017, to study the effects of supplementation of Desert bucks on sorghum straw with Zornia glochidiata seeds on voluntary dry matter intake, nutrient digestibility and body weight change. Twelve Desert bucks at 7 to 9 months old with an average weight of 12.500 + 0.250 kg were divided into three similar groups. Each animal was housed in a separate barn with feeding and drinking troughs, and the animals were ear-tagged to facilitate identification during treatments. The bucks were treated against external and internal parasites using broad-spectrum anthelmintics. They were also weighed at the beginning of the experiment and once a week until the end of the experiment. The first ten days were considered an adaptation period and the experiment lasted for 60 days. Feed ingredient samples were analyzed using proximate analysis. In vitro and In vivo digestibility coefficients were determined in laboratory and using total feces collection method, respectively. The experiment was that of complete randomized design and the data was analyzed via analysis of variance. The results of the study showed that feed intake of the group supplemented with the concentrate ration and Zornia glochidiata seed was significantly (P<0.01) higher than the intake of the group on sorghum straw alone. The results of the chemical analysis indicated higher protein, ether extract and the nitrogen-free extract in Zornia glochidiata seeds and the fiber was low while high fiber content and low CP, EE and NFE in sorghum straw. In Vitro and In Vivo digestibility showed higher values in the group supplemented with the concentrate ration and Zornia glochidiata seeds than on sorghum straw alone. The mean weight gain was higher in the concentrate ration and Zornia glochidiata group than in the sorghum straw group. The study concluded that supplementing bucks on sorghum straw with Zornia glochidiata seeds could increase intake, digestibility and better weight similar to supplementation with the concentrate ration than the group that were fed straw. The study recommended conducting a comprehensive research to determine the nutritive value of the Zornia glochidiata seeds with other animal species. Read more
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Effects of supplementation with Zornia glochidiata Seeds on Feed Intake, Nutrients Digestibility and Sudan Desert Bucks Performance in Kordofan, Sudan Copy

This study was conducted in North Kordofan State during March-June 2017, to study the effects of supplementation of Desert bucks on sorghum straw with Zornia glochidiata seeds on voluntary dry matter intake, nutrient digestibility and body weight change. Twelve Desert bucks at 7 to 9 months old with an average weight of 12.500 + 0.250 kg were divided into three similar groups. Each animal was housed in a separate barn with feeding and drinking troughs, and the animals were ear-tagged to facilitate identification during treatments. The bucks were treated against external and internal parasites using broad-spectrum anthelmintics. They were also weighed at the beginning of the experiment and once a week until the end of the experiment. The first ten days were considered an adaptation period and the experiment lasted for 60 days. Feed ingredient samples were analyzed using proximate analysis. In vitro and In vivo digestibility coefficients were determined in laboratory and using total feces collection method, respectively. The experiment was that of complete randomized design and the data was analyzed via analysis of variance. The results of the study showed that feed intake of the group supplemented with the concentrate ration and Zornia glochidiata seed was significantly (P<0.01) higher than the intake of the group on sorghum straw alone. The results of the chemical analysis indicated higher protein, ether extract and the nitrogen-free extract in Zornia glochidiata seeds and the fiber was low while high fiber content and low CP, EE and NFE in sorghum straw. In Vitro and In Vivo digestibility showed higher values in the group supplemented with the concentrate ration and Zornia glochidiata seeds than on sorghum straw alone. The mean weight gain was higher in the concentrate ration and Zornia glochidiata group than in the sorghum straw group. The study concluded that supplementing bucks on sorghum straw with Zornia glochidiata seeds could increase intake, digestibility and better weight similar to supplementation with the concentrate ration than the group that were fed straw. The study recommended conducting a comprehensive research to determine the nutritive value of the Zornia glochidiata seeds with other animal species. Read more
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Effects of supplementation with Zornia glochidiata Seeds on Feed Intake, Nutrients Digestibility and Sudan Desert Bucks Performance in Kordofan, Sudan Copy

This study was conducted in North Kordofan State during March-June 2017, to study the effects of supplementation of Desert bucks on sorghum straw with Zornia glochidiata seeds on voluntary dry matter intake, nutrient digestibility and body weight change. Twelve Desert bucks at 7 to 9 months old with an average weight of 12.500 + 0.250 kg were divided into three similar groups. Each animal was housed in a separate barn with feeding and drinking troughs, and the animals were ear-tagged to facilitate identification during treatments. The bucks were treated against external and internal parasites using broad-spectrum anthelmintics. They were also weighed at the beginning of the experiment and once a week until the end of the experiment. The first ten days were considered an adaptation period and the experiment lasted for 60 days. Feed ingredient samples were analyzed using proximate analysis. In vitro and In vivo digestibility coefficients were determined in laboratory and using total feces collection method, respectively. The experiment was that of complete randomized design and the data was analyzed via analysis of variance. The results of the study showed that feed intake of the group supplemented with the concentrate ration and Zornia glochidiata seed was significantly (P<0.01) higher than the intake of the group on sorghum straw alone. The results of the chemical analysis indicated higher protein, ether extract and the nitrogen-free extract in Zornia glochidiata seeds and the fiber was low while high fiber content and low CP, EE and NFE in sorghum straw. In Vitro and In Vivo digestibility showed higher values in the group supplemented with the concentrate ration and Zornia glochidiata seeds than on sorghum straw alone. The mean weight gain was higher in the concentrate ration and Zornia glochidiata group than in the sorghum straw group. The study concluded that supplementing bucks on sorghum straw with Zornia glochidiata seeds could increase intake, digestibility and better weight similar to supplementation with the concentrate ration than the group that were fed straw. The study recommended conducting a comprehensive research to determine the nutritive value of the Zornia glochidiata seeds with other animal species. Read more
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