West African Dwarf Case Study

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INTAKE AND DIGESTIBILITY OF WEST AFRICAN DWARF RAMS FED RAW AND PROCESSED PIGEON PEA SEEDS.
A. I. UKANWOKO2 and E. O. NWACHUKWU1 .
1Department of Animal Production and Livestock Management
College of Animal Science and Animal Production.
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.
2Department of Animal Science and Fisheries, University of Port Harcourt. P. M. B. 5323 Choba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. ndutonia@yahoo.com +2347031126294
Abstract
Four West African Dwarf (WAD) rams averaging 11.06kg in weight and aged between 12 – 15 months were used to determine the nutrient intake and digestibility of pigeon pea – cassava peel based diets. The diets A, B, C and D were formulated (from cassava peels, palm kernel cake, brewers’ dried grain,
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Dry matter intake and nutrient digestibility of West African Dwarf sheep fed raw and processed pigeon pea – cassava peel based diets. Diets
Parameters A(RPPD) B(BPPD) C(SPPD) D(TPPD) SEM
Initial bodyweight (kg) 11.10 10.95 11.13 11.07 0.92
Final bodyweight (kg) 12.22c 13.95a 13.63b 13.52b 0.18
Bodyweight gain (kg) 1.12c 3.02a 2.50b 2.45b 0.24
DMI (g/d) 320.89c 711.86a 404.59b 595.96ab 121.37
CP intake (g/d) 68.05d 148.85a 85.59c 125.47b 37.01
N – intake (g/d) 10.88d 23.81a 13.69c 20.07b 2.05
N – faecal (g/d) 2.41 2.45 2.43 2.68 0.40
N – urinary (g/d) 1.45d 2.86a 2.14b 1.92c 0.20
N - Absorbed (g/d) 8.47b 21.36a 11.25b 17.31a 5.38
N – balance (g/d) 7.02b 18.50a 9.12b 15.47a 3.48
App – N digestibility 77.80b 89.60a 80.17ab 86.03a

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