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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 525-529
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2009.525.529
 
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Performance of Sudanese Desert Lambs Fed Graded Levels of Water Melon (Citrullus lanatus) Seed Cake Instead of Groundnut Cake

Amani A. Beshir, Yagoub M. Yagoub and Salih Ahmed Babiker

Abstract:
The present study was conducted to evaluate water melon (Citrullus Lanatus) seed cake as a possible protein supplement for growing Iamb in comparison to groundnut cake. Graded proportion of water melon seed cake (WMSC) (0, 25, 50, 75, 100%) which replace groundnut cake (GNC) were incorporated in five diets iso-caloric, iso-nitrogenous diets for lamb. Diet A contained 0% proportion of MWSC, diet B, C, D and E contained 25, 50, 75 and 100% WMSC proportions, respectively. Forty five yearling male lambs of Sudan desert sheep ecotype Kabashi with average body weight of 31.5kg were used for feeding trial. There was a significant (P < 0.01) linear decrease in feed intake and average daily live weight gain with increasing WMSC level in the diet, but dietary treatments had no significant effect on feed conversion efficiency and final body weight. However, lambs fed diet A (0% WMSC) was found to be superior over the other treatment groups in previous parameters.
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How to cite this article:

Amani A. Beshir, Yagoub M. Yagoub and Salih Ahmed Babiker, 2009. Performance of Sudanese Desert Lambs Fed Graded Levels of Water Melon (Citrullus lanatus) Seed Cake Instead of Groundnut Cake. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 8: 525-529.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2009.525.529

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2009.525.529

COMMENTS
12 February, 2011
Eche's Ugochukwu Emmanuel:
It's a very nices work, thanks for your publication.Amani A. Beshir, Yagoub M. Yagoub and Salih Ahmed
Babiker.
Am a student in the department of Livestock production in Niger Delta University, Wilberforce - Island , Nigeria.
Wishing to conduct a familiar research but with 4 weeks old weaner Chinchilla rabbit. Please, help me out in any way to achieve a great result.
I look forward for your favourable response. Thanks.
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