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Effects of Supplementation of Mixed Cassava (Manihot esculenta) and Legume (Phaseolus calcaratus) Fodder on the Rumen Degradability and Performance of Growing Cattle
- Thang, C.M. (Department of Animal Nutrition and Feeding, National Institute of Animal Husbandry) ;
- Sanh, M.V. (Department of Buffalo Science, National Institute of Animal Husbandry) ;
- Wiktorsson, H. (Department of Animal Nutrition and Feeding, National Institute of Animal Husbandry)
- Received : 2006.08.17
- Accepted : 2007.04.08
- Published : 2008.01.01
Two experiments were conducted to assess the effect of replacing a conventional concentrate with mixed cassava (Manihot esculenta) foliage and legume (Phaseolus calcaratus) foliage. In Exp. 1, three rumen fistulated crossbred cows were used for in sacco rumen degradability studies. In vitro gas production was also studied. In Exp. 2, 11 crossbred F2 heifers (Red Sindhi
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