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Articles by A.W. Rahman
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  H. Kioumarsi , Z.S. Yahaya and A.W. Rahman
  Inadequate nutrition and the gastro-intestinal nematode are amongst the commonest problems associated with grazing goats. The aim of this study was to assess the effects on blood metabolites by introducing molasses/mineral feed blocks in addition to the use of medicated blocks, to the diet of grazing goats in Malaysia. Twenty-four male Boer goats with an average age of age average of 7-8 months were used. Goats were divided into four groups: (1) a control group; (2) an experimental group fed with a ratio of molasses/mineral feed blocks (UMB); (3) an experimental group fed with a ratio of medicated blocks (MUMB) and (4) an experimental group fed with a ratio of UMB+MUMB. At the end of the experiment, the blood was taken and analyzed to measure pathological and biochemical parameters. All the blood analysis was conducted at the Veterinary Research Institute (VRI), Ipoh, Malaysia. However, results shows that a combination of molasses/mineral feed blocks and medicated blocks has significant effects (p<0.05) on blood factors includes calcium, creatinine, urea nitrogen and Packed Cell Volume (PCV) and has no negative effects on body function. The results for PCV (%) shows that goats fed with the ratio contain UMB+MUMB have highest percentages which are 94.90±14.70 and 27.25±2.50, respectively. The goats fed with MUMB have highest amount of calcium in their blood which is 3.70±0.37. The highest amount of urea nitrogen is 5.48±2.15a which belongs to the goats fed with UMB. According to the results, it can be concluded that the molasses were uses in the ratios of the goats had positive effects on body function. Thus, the use of urea molasses mineral blocks and medicated urea molasses mineral blocks is recommended.
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