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Effects of dietary omega-3 fatty acids on growth performance of goat under tropical conditions


Abdelmaged, Kamaleldin Abuelfatah Mohamed and Abu Bakar @ Zakaria, Md Zuki and Goh, Yong Meng and Sazili, Awis Qurni (2012) Effects of dietary omega-3 fatty acids on growth performance of goat under tropical conditions. In: International Conference on One Health and 24th VAM Congress 2012, 21-23 Sept. 2012, Marriott Putrajaya. (pp. 426-428).


The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of diets containing different levels of whole linseed (Linum usitatissimum) as a source of n-3 fatty acid on growth performance of goats in different ages (young and yearling). Twenty four young (5 to 6 months old) and 12 yearling (12 to 13 months old) crossbred Boer goats were assigned to one of three isocaloric and isonitrogenous treatment diets differing in the level of whole linseed. The diets, L0 (control), L10 or L20 contained 0%, 10% and 20% (w/w) whole linseed respectively. The final body weight, total gain and gain to feed ratio were significantly higher in group L20. The DMI was significantly lower in L20 group compared to L0. The final body weight, DMI, and ADG were significantly higher in the yearling animals, while G:F ratio was significantly higher in young goats. However, the total gain was not significantly different between the young and yearling goats.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Institute of Bioscience
Keywords: Omega-3; Linseed; Growth performance
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 09:39
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 09:39
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/50254
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