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Nutritive value of wheat straw treated with Pleurotus fungi


Fazaeli, Hassan and Mahmoudzadeh, Homayoun and Azizi, Aslan and Mohd Jelan, Zainal Aznam and Liang, Juan Boo and Rouzbehan, Yousef and Osman, A. (2004) Nutritive value of wheat straw treated with Pleurotus fungi. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 17 (12). pp. 1681-1688. ISSN 1011-2367; ESSN: 1976-5517


Soaked and pasteurised wheat straw was inoculated with five species of Pleurotus fungi (coded P-21, P-30, P-41, P-60 and P-90), packed in polyethylene bags and incubated in a fermentation chamber for 21 days. The chemical composition, in vitro digestibility and in sacco degradability of the treated and untreated straw were estimated using a complete randomised design consisting of six treatments and four replicates. In a feeding trial, in vivo digestibility and voluntary intake were determined in bulls, using a 3x3 change over design. Dietary treatments were: 1) untreated wheat straw (UWS) as control; 2) fungal treated (P-41) wheat straw before mushroom formation (FTWS); 3) spent wheat straw (SPWS) after mushrooms were harvested. Apart from P-90, fungal treatment significantly (p<0.05) increased the crude protein (CP) and reduced the cell wall components of the straw. The in vitro dry mater and organic mater digestibility significantly (p<0.05) increased in the treated straw particularly with the treatments of P-41 and P-60. The in situ degradability and in vivo digestibility of DM and OM were significantly (p<0.05) increased in treated straws with the highest values observed for treatment P-41. The intake of DM, OM and digestible organic mater (DOM) were significantly (p<0.05) increased in cows fed FTWS.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.2004.1681
Publisher: Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies
Keywords: Fungal treatment; Nutritive value; Pleurotus; Wheat straw
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2016 06:06
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2016 06:06
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/50076
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