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Articles by M. E. Hossain
Total Records ( 3 ) for M. E. Hossain
  M. E. Hossain , M. Shahjalal , M. J. Khan and A. A. Bhuiyan
  Six female sheep were used in a 90 day trial to study the effect of dietary energy supplementation to grazing on feed intake, growth and reproductive performance of female sheep. Animals were blocked according to live weight and blocked groups were assigned at random into two feeding regimes i.e. low and high energy (10.02 and 11.98 MJ ME/kg DM). Each sheep received 250 grams of supplemental diet in addition to grazing. Results showed that, feeding of sheep with increased levels of dietary energy supplementation did not have significant (P>0.05) differences for daily average dry matter and crude protein intake. However, daily average ME intake significantly (P<0.05) increased in a linear fashion and the mean values were 4.67 and 5.76 MJ/d for low and high energy supplemented diets respectively. The digestibility of dry matter (DM), organic matter (OM) and crude fibre (CF) significantly (P<0.05) increased as the level energy supplementation was increased. However, the digestibility of crude protein (CP), nitrogen free extract (NFE) and ether extract (EE) was similar (P>0.05) for all dietary energy regimes. Average daily live weight gain significantly (p<0.05) increased from 34.8 to 48.5 g/d as the level of supplement energy increased from 10.02 to 11.98 MJ ME/Kg DM. The birth weight of lambs was highest i.e. 0.71 kg fed high energy diet and lowest i.e. 0.50 kg fed low energy diet. These results indicate that, increasing levels of supplemental energy improve growth and reproductive performance of female sheep. Therefore, supplementation of higher level of dietary energy (11.98 MJ ME/kg DM) may be suggested for optimizing growth and reproductive performance of female sheep under grazing condition.
  A. Bhuiyan , M. A. Akbar and M. E. Hossain
  The experiment was carried out to determine the nutritive value of different level of fermented rice straw as well as to detect the level of mycotoxin contamination and its transmission into cow`s milk. Rice straw was collected from selected area based on degree of fermentation i.e. high fermented, low fermented and unfermented rice straw. Similarly, milk samples were collected from cows fed rice straw of the same area. Results showed that, DM, CF and NFE were significantly (P<0.05) lower in high fermented rice straw compared to low and unfermented straw. The in vitro digestibility of OM of high fermented rice straw were significantly (P<0.01) lower than unfermented straw (40.69 vs. 41.55%). However, ME content of rice straw was similar (P>0.05) irrespective of level of fermentation. The effective degradability of DM for high fermented straw was significantly (P<0.05) lower than unfermented straw (13.03 vs. 19.26%). However, the effective degradability of CP of high fermented straw was significantly (P<0.05) higher than unfermented straw (17.10 vs. 10.83%). Chemical analysis of fermented and unfermented rice straw did not show detectable level of aflatoxin. However, milk samples collected from some area showed certain level of aflatoxin M1 (0.001 μg/kg to 0.006 μg/kg). These findings clearly show that, fermentation of rice straw due to dampness reduces its soluble nutrients, in vitro digestibility and degradation of DM in situ, however, increases the effective degradability of CP. Dampness also leads to the transmission of aflatoxin M1 from fermented straw to cow`s milk in low level.
  M. E. Hossain , M. Shahjalal , M. J. Khan and M. S. Hasanat
  Twelve female goats were used in a 90 day trial to study the effects of dietary energy supplementation to grazing on feed intake, growth and reproductive performance of female goats. Animals were blocked according to live weight and blocked groups were assigned at random into three feeding regimes i.e. low, medium and high energy (10.02, 11.06 and 11.98 MJ ME/kg DM). Each goat received 250 grams of supplemental diet in addition to grazing. Results showed that, daily average dry matter and crude protein intake significantly (P<0.05) decreased from 406.1 to 362.4 g/d and 47.7 to 40.4 g/d when supplemental energy level increased from 10.02 to 11.98 MJ ME/kg DM. Energy supplementation had positive effect on energy intake. ME intake significantly (P<0.05) increased from 3.75 to 4.25 MJ/d as well as the digestibility of OM and CF significantly (P<0.05) increased from 62.25 to 73.68% and 43.80 to 53.21% respectively as the level of supplemental energy increased from 10.02 to 11.98 MJ ME/kg DM. However, the digestibility of DM, CP, NFE and EE was similar (P>0.05) irrespective of level of energy supplementation. Average daily live weight gain increased (P>0.05) in a linear fashion and the mean values were 37.7, 44.4 and 52.9 g/d for low, medium and high energy supplemented diets respectively. Birth weight of kids was highest i.e. 0.75 kg fed high energy diet and lowest i.e. 0.55 kg fed low energy diet. These results indicate that, increasing levels of supplemental energy improved live weight gain and reproductive performance of female goats. Therefore, supplementation of higher level of dietary energy (11.98 MJ ME/kg DM) may be suggested for optimizing growth and reproductive performance of female goats under grazing condition.
 
 
 
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