Comparison of Dry Matter Intake, Digestibility, and Nitrogen Balance in Spotted Deer (Cervus nippon) fed Forest by-product Silage, Arrowroot (Pueraria thunvegiana) Silage and Oak Browse (Quercus aliena) Hay

꽃사슴에 있어서 육림부산물 사일리지, 칡 사일리지 및 갈잎건초 급여에 따른 건물채식량, 소화율 및 질소출납의 비교

  • Jeon, B.T. (Korea Nokyong Research Center, Konkuk University) ;
  • Kim, Y.H. (School of Life Resource Environment Science, College of Natural Sciences, Konkuk University) ;
  • Lee, S.M. (Korea Nokyong Research Center, Konkuk University) ;
  • Kim, K.H. (National Livestock Research Institute, R. D. A) ;
  • Moon, S.H. (Korea Nokyong Research Center, Konkuk University)
  • 전병태 (건국대학교 한국녹용연구센터) ;
  • 김언현 (건국대학교 자연과학대학 생명자원환경과학부 축산학전공) ;
  • 이상무 (건국대학교 한국녹용연구센터) ;
  • 김경훈 (농촌진흥청 축산기술연구소) ;
  • 문상호 (건국대학교 한국녹용연구센터)
  • Published : 2002.02.28


A comparison of intake, digestibility and nitrogen balance in spotted deer(Cervus nippon) fed forest by-product silage(FBS), arrowroot silage(ARS) and oak leaf hay(OLH) was made to examine the feeding value of forest by-product silage. Dry matter digestibility of ARS was significantly higher(p$<$0.05) than that of OLH while crude protein digestibility was significantly higher(p$<$0.05) in ARS and FBS than in OLH. The digestibility of crude fiber was highest in FBS. Dry matter intake of OLH was significantly higher(p$<$0.05) than that of ARS, and there was no significant difference with FBS. Nitrogen intake was higher in OLH and ARS than in FBS, but there was no significant difference. Fecal nitrogen was highest(p$<$0.05) in OLH and urinary nitrogen was highest(p$<$0.05) in ARS. Retained nitrogen was highest in FBS, however, there was no significant difference among treatments. In Conclusion. FBS was estimated as a useful roughage source for deer, showing high digestibility, dry matter intake and nitrogen utilization.


Animal by-products;Heat treatment;Mobile nylon bag;Ruminal degradability;Intestinal;availability


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