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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2022 | Volume: 17 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 118-125
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2022.118.125
 
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Effect of Supplementing Cassava Peels with Lablab and Gliricidia Hay on Performance of Goats

Adegun Maria Kikelomo and Aye Pius Amoka

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Goats are often plagued with reduced weight gain and predisposition to diseases during the dry season. This study was undertaken to ascertain the effect of supplementing cassava peels with urea, Lablab purpureus and Gliricidia sepium hay on the growth and nutrient digestibility of confined West African Dwarf (WAD) goats. Materials and Methods: Sixteen yearling WAD goats weighing 7.2±0.3 kg were randomly assigned to four treatments and four replicates in a completely randomized design for 84 days. Urea treated cassava peels (UTCP) served as the basal diet (T1) while in treatments 2-4, the goats were fed 75% untreated cassava peels with 25% lablab, 25% gliricidia and a mixture of 12.5% lablab and 12.5% gliricidia, respectively. Results: Crude protein (CP) varied from 10.80-11.20 g kg1 in T1 and T4, respectively. Metabolizable energy (ME) ranged from 2734.50 and 2956.10 kcal kg1 in T3 and T1, respectively. Animals on the T3 diet consumed the least feed of 296 g/day. In terms of metabolic weight gain (MWG) and feed conversion ratio (FCR), performance in T1 and T4 were the best (p<0.05). Nitrogen retention was best in T1 (54.91%) as compared to the least of 48.27 and 48.90% in T2 and T3, respectively (p<0.05). In terms of dry matter and crude fibre digestibility, T1 and T4 outperformed other treatments. Conclusion: Cassava peels with or without urea treatment and supplementation with an equal proportion of Gliricidia sepium and Lablab purpureus could yield positive moderate growth in WAD goats during the dry season.
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Adegun Maria Kikelomo and Aye Pius Amoka, 2022. Effect of Supplementing Cassava Peels with Lablab and Gliricidia Hay on Performance of Goats. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 17: 118-125.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2022.118.125

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2022.118.125

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