Puchała, R.; Leontowicz, H.; Kulasek, G.; Krzemiński, R.
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Department of Animal Physiology, Warsaw Agricultural University - SGGW-AR, Nowoursynowska 166, 02-766 Warsaw, Poland.
Annals of Warsaw Agricultural University SGG-W-AR, Veterinary Medicine
In digestibility-balance trials, 8 rams were fed on diets containing meadow hay or fodder pumpkin 20, 40 or 60% of DM with hay. Diet digestibility increased with 20 or 40% pumpkin and decreased with 60% pumpkin compared with the hay-only diet. 20 or 40% pumpkin did not affect nitrogen retention. 20% pumpkin increased digestibility of hay by 5%. It was estimated that the feeding value of 1 kg of pumpkin DM for sheep was 12.8 MJ metabolizable energy.
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Digestibility, nutritive value, pumpkins
nutritional value, quality for nutrition
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Cucurbitaceae, Cucurbitales, eudicots, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, Ovis, Bovidae, ruminants, Artiodactyla, mammals, vertebrates, Chordata, animals