Effects of cassava chip and rain tree pod fermented with Loogpang Kaomark on production performance, feed intake and blood hematology in goat

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Komen Aunlaor
Tanitpan Phongchongmit
Thitima Norrapoke
Peerapot Nitipot

Abstract

Objective: To obtain guidelines for improving the quality of animal feed on production performance, feed intake and blood hematology in goat.


Materials and methods: A total of 16 native-bore crossbred goats were used. A randomized complete block design (RCBD) was planned to compare 4 supplementation forms. There were 4 difference rice flour balls fermented cassava chip and rain tree pod at proportion 100:0, 60:40, 50:50 and 40:60, respectively. All goats were fed 14 % CP concentrated diet and rice straw as a roughage source.   


Results: The results of this study found that average daily gain (ADG), feed convertion ratio (FCR), blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and hematocrit (Hct) were not significantly different (P>0.05) while the total feed intake, feed intake of roughage in kilograms ​​were higher in goats fed loogpang kaomark fermented cassava chips and rain tree pod.


Conclusion: The present study concluded that feeding concentrate containing 14 % crude protein in combination with loogpang kaomark fermented cassava chips and rain tree pod 40:60 resulted in a higher feed intake without affecting productivity and hematological values.

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