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Asian-Australas J Anim Sci > Volume 6(1); 1993 > Article
Swine Nutrition and Feed Technology
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 1993;6(1): 73-77.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1993.73    Published online March 1, 1993.
Effects of feeding broiler litter on growth and nutrient utilization by Barbari goat
M. A. Nadeem, A. Ali, A. Azim, A. G. Khan
Abstract
Four isocaloric (68.71, 67.07, 66.68 and 66.25% TDN) and isonitrogenous (12.96, 13.36, 13.36 and 12.96% CP) diets without or with 20, 25 and 30% broiler litter were fed to 20 male kids for 90 days. Weight gain and feed efficiency were higher (p<0.05) for kids offered control diets as compared to kids fed diets containing broiler litter. There was a significant (p<0.05) decrease in the feed intake with increasing level of broiler litter in the diets. Digestibility for organic matter, crude protein and crude fibre were not affected (p>0.05) by the inclusion of broiler litter in the diets, whereas inclusion of broiler litter depressed (p<0.05) the digestibility of dry matter and ash. Nitrogen balance was positive for all diets, however, nitrogen retention decreased (p<0.01) with the increased level of broiler litter. Blood Na, K, Ca, P and urea-N were within normal range.
Keywords: Broiler Litter; Barbari Goat; Digestibility; Nitrogen Balance


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