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R.K. Kahindi ; R.W. Muinga ;Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems 2008, 8 (3)

Autor: H.M. Saha

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Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems E-ISSN: 1870-0462 ccastro@uady.mx Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán México Saha, H.M.; Kahindi, R.K.; Muinga, R.W. Evaluation of manure from goats fed Panicum basal diet and supplemented with Madras thorn, Leucaena or Gliricidia Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, vol.
8, núm.
3, 2008, pp.
251-257 Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán Mérida, Yucatán, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=93911235004 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 8 (2008): 251 - 257 EVALUATION OF MANURE FROM GOATS FED PANICUM BASAL DIET AND SUPPLEMENTED WITH MADRAS THORN, LEUCAENA OR GLIRICIDIA Tropical and Subtropical [EVALUACIÓN DE LA EXCRETA DE CABRAS ALIMENTADAS CON UNA DIETA BASAL DE PANICUM Y SUPPLEMENTADA CON PITHECELLOBIUM, LEUCAENA O GLIRICIDIA] Agroecosystems H.M.
Saha*, R.K.
Kahindi and R.W.
Muinga KARI, Mtwapa, P.O.
Box 16 – 80109, Mtwapa, Kenya.
Fax 254-0202024751 E-mail: karimtw@wananchi.com or hmdsaha1@gmail.com * Corresponding author content from 0.2 to 1.7% but had no effect on the C, P or K contents.
Supplementation of a poor quality basal diet with legume forage is therefore recommended since, in addition to improving the performance of goats, it would increase the amount of manure produced and improve its quality. SUMMARY An experiment was carried out to assess the effect of supplementing a Panicum hay basal diet with leaves of Madras thorn (Pithecellobium dulce), Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala) or Gliricidia (Gliricidia sepium) on the quality and quantity of goat manure. Twelve Small East African goats aged eight months on average and weighing 9.7kg (±1.52) were randomly assigned to four treatments.

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