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- Xu, Chen-chen, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Animal feed science and technology 2018 v.236 pp. 98-106
- Medicago sativa; acid detergent fiber; alanine transaminase; alfalfa; average daily gain; blood glucose; body weight; crude protein; diet; digestibility; dry matter intake; feed conversion; forage; growth performance; lambs; males; metabolites; saponins; triacylglycerols
- ... Fifty Hu male lambs (aged three to four months with a body weight of 22.3 ± 0.15 kg) were chosen to study the effects of supplementation with dietary alfalfa saponins (AS) on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, and plasma parameters. Lambs were assigned to five groups with 10 lambs per group in a completely randomized design. Different diets were offered at a 50:50 forage to concentrate ra ...