Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2016
Volume: 15
Issue: 1
Page No. 1 - 4

Potentials of Monechma ciliatum as a Non-Conventional Feedstuff in Sheep Diet in Sokoto, Nigeria

Authors : E.A. Ogunsan, D.O. Ehizibolo, Y.G. Dashe, J.D. F.M. Jatau, G.I. Dogo, N.Y. Osuji and M.Y. Sugun

Abstract: An experiment was conducted to determine the effect of including Monechma ciliatum (MC) in the diet of sheep at 0(control) –10, 20 and 30% levels. The results show that increasing the level of supplementation of MC beyond 20% decreased the feed intake and subsequently liveweight gain. Except for total ash, nutrients digestibility follow similar pattern. The least cost of feed per kg liveweight gain of $2.04 occurred at the 20% inclusion level and cheapest ration to feed to sheep. Whereas blo od parameters differed between treatments, they were mostly within physiological limits. The metabolizable energy content of 2435 kcal kgG–1 of the 20% diet is also the highest amongst all treatments.

How to cite this article:

E.A. Ogunsan, D.O. Ehizibolo, Y.G. Dashe, J.D. F.M. Jatau, G.I. Dogo, N.Y. Osuji and M.Y. Sugun, 2016. Potentials of Monechma ciliatum as a Non-Conventional Feedstuff in Sheep Diet in Sokoto, Nigeria. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 15: 1-4.

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