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The Effect of Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguarensis) Supplementation on the Productive Performance of Dorper Ewes and Their Progeny
- Po, Eleonora (Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney) ;
- Xu, Ziqian (Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney) ;
- Celi, Pietro (Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney)
- Received : 2012.01.14
- Accepted : 2012.04.19
- Published : 2012.07.01
Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis), a tea known for its high antioxidant content, was supplemented to 30 of 60 ewes for 13 wks to assess its effect on their productive performance. A 2.5% inclusion rate of Yerba Mate (YM) in a pelleted concentrate diet decreased feed intake and live weight (LW) during the first few weeks post partum (p<0.001). Overall, the YM group ate less (
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