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  • Nutritive value of fodder pumpkin for sheep and its effect on rumen and tissue metabolism.

    Author(s) : Puchała, R.Leontowicz, H.Kulasek, G.Krzemiński, R.

    Author Affiliation : Department of Animal Physiology, Warsaw Agricultural University - SGGW-AR, Nowoursynowska 166, 02-766 Warsaw, Poland.

    Journal article : Annals of Warsaw Agricultural University SGG-W-AR, Veterinary Medicine 1990 No.15 pp.41-44 ref.9

    Abstract : 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.

    Record Number : 19921440027

    Language of text : English

    Language of summary : Polish

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : Cucurbita, sheep

    Descriptor(s) : Digestibility, nutritive value, pumpkins

    Identifier(s) : nutritional value, quality for nutrition

    Broader term(s) : Cucurbitaceae, Cucurbitales, eudicots, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, Ovis, Bovidae, ruminants, Artiodactyla, mammals, vertebrates, Chordata, animals