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- Muhammad, Naeem; Nasir, Rajput; Li, Dong; Lili, Zhang; Tian, Wang
- Tropical animal health and production 2014 v.46 no.8 pp. 1475-1482
- animal housing, etc ; acetates; acid detergent fiber; blood proteins; butyrates; cholesterol; crude protein; diet; digestibility; fatty acid composition; feed conversion; glucagon; goats; growth performance; insulin; livestock feeding; neutral detergent fiber; organic matter; propionic acid; rice straw; steam; volatile fatty acids; weight gain; Show all 23 Subjects
- ... In order to use rice straw as forage in livestock feeding, the effects of steam-treated rice straw (at 15.5 kgf/cm²for 120 s) feeding on growth performance, plasma volatile fatty acid profile, and nutrient digestibility of goats were determined. Twenty male goats (18.69 ± 0.34 kg) were used in an 84-day trial. The goats were divided into four groups of five goats each to receive steam-treated (STR ...