The Effect Of Using Polyethylene Glycol And Sodium Bentonite On Performance Of Sheep Fed

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World Applied Sciences Journal 32 (11): 2309-2316, 2014
ISSN 1818-4952
© IDOSI Publications, 2014
DOI: 10.5829/idosi.wasj.2014.32.11.9190
Corresponding Author: Moustafa Gandour, Animal and Poultry Nutrition Department,
Desert Research Center, Mataria, Cairo, Egypt. E-mail:
Effect of Using Polyethylene Glycol or Sodium Bentonite on
Performance of Sheep Fed Acacia saligna.
M.M.A. Ghandour, Afaf M. Fayed, 1 1 2G.M. Abdul-Aziz and 2M.A. Hanafy
1Animal and Poultry Nutrition Department, Desert Research Center, Mataria, Cairo, Egypt
2Animal Production Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo Univ., Giza, Egypt
Abstract: This study was carried out to evaluate the effects of adding polyethylene glycol (PEG 4000), sodium bentonite to Acacia saligna hay as a roughage in the diet to deactivate it 's content of tannins.
Twenty healthy growing Barki lambs averaged of 30.90±4.63 Kg body weight were randomly divided into four groups (five animals of each) in fattening trial lasted for 180 days. Nutrients digestibility, nitrogen balance, blood serum metabolites, rumen parameters, weight changes and average daily gain (ADG) were determined.
Animal groups were fed on concentrate feed mixture (CFM)+ berseem hay (G1), CFM + acacia hay (G2), G2 diet + 5% PEG (G3) and G2 diet + 4% bentonite (G4). Results revealed that group one had higher values of digestibility coefficients for DM, OM, CP, CF, EE and NFE than the other groups. All animals were in positive
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