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Bui Phan Thu Hang et al., 2011. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 23 (11): 227

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Bui Phan Thu Hang ; Vo Lam ; Preston, T. R., 2011. Effect of different sources of carbohydrate as supplements to basal diets of water spinach and cabbage leaves on the growth rate in rabbits. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 23 (11): 227

An experiment was carried out to evaluate supplements of paddy rice or sweet potato root in basal diets of water spinach and cabbage leaves for growing rabbits on feed intake, growth performance. Twenty-four weaned crossbred rabbits (New Zealand * local female) 8 weeks of age were used. The design was a 2*3 factorial the factors being: (i) Water spinach (WS) or Cabbage (CAB); (ii) Supplements of Sweet potato root (SPR), paddy rice (PR) or no supplement (NS). Paddy rice, and to a lesser extent sweet potato roots, improved growth date and feed conversion when the basal forage component of the diet was water spinach. There were no benefits from these supplements when the basal diet was cabbage. There were no apparent relationships between the protein, ash and cell wall constituents of the diets and growth performance.

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Bui Phan Thu Hang et al., 2011