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Galindo et al., 1989. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 1 (1): 35-46

Document reference 
Galindo, W.F. ; Rosales, ; Murgueitio, M. E. ; Larrahondo, J., 1989. Antinutritive substances in leaves of guamo, nacedero and matarraton. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 1 (1): 35-46
Alternative title 

Sustancias antinutricionales en las hojas de guamo, nacedero y matarraton


Foliages from three forage trees (Inga spectabilis, Trichantera gigantea and Gliricidia sepium). were analysed for their contents of major minerals and anti-nutritional compounds (phenols, alkaloids, saponins and steroids). A feeding trial was carried out with goats fed the forage from Inga spectabilis.  The Inga foliage had highest contents of phenols and steroids, with Trichantera having the least. Alkaloids were not detected in any of the forages, and saponin content was low. Dry matter degradability in nylon bags in the rumen was highest for Trichantera (77% at 48h), followed by Gliricidia (70%) with Inga being the poorest (33% at 48h).  Heart rate decreased and respiratory rate increased markedly in goats fed exclusively on foliage from Inga.

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Galindo et al., 1989