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Effect of a combined Napier grass-oil palm frond feed on the in vivo and in sacco rumen fermentation and digestibility in goats


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Leong, Zi Ping and Rajion, Mohamed Ali and Wong, Meng Joo and Ebrahimi, Mahdi and Goh, Yong Meng (2012) Effect of a combined Napier grass-oil palm frond feed on the in vivo and in sacco rumen fermentation and digestibility in goats. In: 7th Seminar in Veterinary Sciences, 27 Feb.-2 Mar. 2012, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia. (pp. 19-23).

Abstract / Synopsis

In Malaysia, the lack of high-quality pasture remains the main factor slowing down the development of the ruminant livestock industry. The oil palm fronds (OPF), abundant and readily available agricultural by-products, appear as a promising solution, though they are unsuitable to be used as a sole feed. Therefore, this study evaluated a combined Napier grass (NP) and OPF (NP+OPF) feed by monitoring the digestibility, in vivo and in sacco, as well as the changes of rumen fermentation parameters (volatile fatty acids, rumen fluid pH and total protozoal counts). Fifteen two-year-old male rumen-fistulated Kacang crossbed goats were used and divided into three groups, where Treatment 1 group was fed 50% NP + 50% concentrate, Treatment 2 group 25% NP + 25% OPF + 50% concentrate, and Treatment 3 group 50% OPF + 50% concentrate. Following dietary adaptation of 10 days, the in vivo and in sacco digestibility and rumen fermentation parameters were determined. Compared to the 50% NP diet, the combined NP-OPF feed showed a significantly lower in sacco digestibility and total volatile fatty acid production (p< 0.05). However, it produced good in vivo digestibility, rumen pH and total protozoal counts which were comparable to the 50% NP diet and significantly better than the 50% oil palm frond feed. Thus, it is concluded that the combined NP-OPF diet is suitable as a ruminant feed.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Keywords: Oil palm fronds; Rumen fermentation kinetics; In vivo digestibility; In sacco degradability; Rumen protozoa
Depositing User: Azizan Arshad
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 15:36
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2016 16:55
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/26771
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