INFLUENCE OF DAILY SUPPLEMENTATION OF CARIB PODS (Ceratonia Siliqua L.) AS POLYPHENOL RICH PLANTS ON RUMEN FERMENTATION AND LAMBS GROWTH PERFORMANCE

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 2
Written by Mohamed Samir KHALEL, Mohamed Helmy YACOUNT, Ayman Abdel-Mohsen HASSAN, Amr Mohamed SHWERAB, Dorina MOCUTA, Adrian TUREK-RAHOVEANU

This study was conducted to evaluate the influence of daily supplementation of carob Pods (Ceratonia Siliqua L.) at the rate of 0, 25, 50 and 100 gm on digestibility coefficients, rumen fermentation, degradation kinetics, microbial protein synthesis, some blood parameters, antioxidant activity and lambs growth performances. Three rams were consigned for the digestibility trials, while other three females with rumen fistula were used for the in situ trials. Fourty lambs (6-8 months) were used for feeding trials (90 days). Data showed that daily supplement with 50gm carob pods had higher digestion coefficients, lower rumen NH3-N, but higher TVFA's concentration, and microbial-N synthesis compared with other supplementation rats. In addition to more effective degradability of DM and CP, feed and economic efficiencies and daily weight gain. Supplementation with 100 g carob pods was the worst one. Insignificant differences were found for almost blood constitutes among the experimental diets, they were in the normal ranges. So, it could be concluded to daily supplement sheep with 50gm of carob pods in order to achieve good productive performance of lambs. However, it still needs to carry long term trials on the field of meat or milk production.

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KHALEL M.S., YACOUNT M.H., HASSAN A.A., SHWERAB A.M., MOCUTA D., TUREK-RAHOVEANU A. 2018, INFLUENCE OF DAILY SUPPLEMENTATION OF CARIB PODS (Ceratonia Siliqua L.) AS POLYPHENOL RICH PLANTS ON RUMEN FERMENTATION AND LAMBS GROWTH PERFORMANCE. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 2, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 273-282.


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