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Responses of broiler chickens fed diets containing sunflower meal and wheat middlings pre-treated with enzymes

  • 2022
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 52
F. Muchiri, C. K. Gachuiri & E. G. Kiarie Page: 833 - 844

The effects of feeding diets containing sunflower and wheat middlings pre-treated with fibre-degrading enzymes were investigated. Based on hatch body weight (BW), 288 Ross-708 male broiler chicks were placed in cages (six birds/cage). Diets were: 1) positive control (PC), a…

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Addition of cellulolytic bacteria in complete feed block based on agro-industrial by-products for Kacang goats

  • 2021
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 51
B. Santoso, T.W. Widayati, B.T. Hariadi & M.N. Lekitoo Page: 378 - 386

The research aimed at assessing the effects on nutrient digestion and ruminal fermentation by goats of a complete feed block (CFB) that incorporated agro-industrial by-products that were high in fibre and cellulolytic bacteria. Three Kacang goats, a native Indonesian breed,…

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The determination of digestibility of Atriplex nummularia cv. De Kock (Oldman’s Saltbush) using different in vitro techniques

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
A. van der Baan, W.A. van Niekerk, N.F.G. Rethman and R.J. Coertze Page: 95 - 97

The main disadvantages of the rumen fluid in vitro technique are the cost and welfare issues of keeping cannulated animals. The purpose of the study was to find an accurate alternative in vitro technique to determine organic matter digestibility (OMD)…

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