DETERMINATION OF NUTRITIVE VALUE OF SALLOW AND SERVICE LEAVES USING NYLON BAGS AND GAS PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES

Article Id: ARCC480 | Page : 361 - 365
Citation :- DETERMINATION OF NUTRITIVE VALUE OF SALLOW AND SERVICE LEAVES USING NYLON BAGS AND GAS PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2012.(46):361 - 365
Valiollah Palangi1, Hossein Khoshvaghti2, Yavar Sharafi3 and Peyman Eivazi1
Address : Department of Agriculture, Parsabad Moghan Branch, Islamic Azad University Parsabad, Iran

Abstract

This study was carried out to the determination of nutritive value of sallow and service leaves using nylon bag and gas production techniques in Gizel sheep. Two fistulated Gizel sheep with average body weight 35±1.8 kg are used in a complete randomized design. The gas production was measured at 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 36, 48, 72 and 96 h and ruminal DM and CP disappearance were measured at 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 36, 48, 72 and 96 h. Dry matter degrade abilities of service and sallow leaves at 96 h were 67.92 and 73.40%, respectively. Crude protein degradabilities of service and sallow leaves at 96 h were 79.91 and 82.02%, respectively. The gas production of service and sallow leaves at 96 h were 138.324 and 212.566 ml/g DM. The relationship between dry matter and gas production values for service and sallow leaves obtained about 0.99652 and 0.99039 and this parameter for crude protein and gas production achieved 0.98817 and 0.99443, respectively. High correlation between in situ and gas production techniques indicated that digestibility values could be predicted from gas production data.

Keywords

Gas production Nylon bags Sallow leaves Service leaves.

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