Effect of manila palm (Adonidia merrillii Becc.) supplementation on production performance, feed intake and hematology in goat

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Poramin sukreep
Tanitpan Phongchongmit
Thitima Norrapoke


Objective: To obtain the effect of manila palm (Adonidia merrillii Becc.) supplementation on production efficiency, feed intake and hematology value in goat.

Materials and methods: A total of 16 native-Boer crossbred goats were used. A randomized complete block design (RCBD) trial was planned to compare 4 supplementation forms of ivermectin and manila palm. Group 1 received ivermectin 3.03 microgram /kg body weight. Groups 2, 3 and 4 were treated with seeds in manila palm, manila palm peel and manila palm whole extract 5 ml / goat weight 1 kg, respectively.

Results: The results showed that ADG, FCR, BUN and Hct were not significantly different (P>0.05) while the total feed intake, feed intake of roughage in kilograms ​​were higher in the goats treated with all three forms of manila palm extract when compared to the ivermectin group. The total feed intake, feed intake of roughage, feed intake of concentrate in percentage of body weight, gram per kg metabolite bodyweight were no statistical difference (P>0.05).

Conclusion: This study concluded that manila palm supplementation in extract form 5 ml, the amount of feed intake can be increased without affecting on production efficiency and hematological values compare with fed ivermectin group.


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