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Carneiro et al., 1998. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec., 50 (6): 711-716

Document reference 
Carneiro, J. C.; Rodriguez, N. M.; Goncalves, L. C., 1998. Intake, apparent digestibility and nitrogen balance in sheep and goats fed soyabean straw. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec., 50 (6): 711-716
Alternative title 

Consumo, digestibilidade aparente e balanço de nitrogênio em ovinos e caprinos alimentados com palha de soja


An experiment was carried out with sheep and goats to study intake, nitrogen balance and digestibility of various fractions of soyabean straw using a completely randomized design. DM intake was different between species, being 55.76 and 35.60 g/kg 0.75, and DM digestibility was similar, being 46.75 and 42.61%, respectively, for sheep and goats. Digestibility of the fibrous fractions (%) was not different, being 43.62 and 40.00 for NDF, 41.84 and 37.28 for ADF, 49.34 and 48.85 for hemicellulose and 54.25 and 54.24 for cellulose, for sheep and goats, respectively. Nitrogen balance was positive for both species. It is concluded that sheep and goats were similar in digesting soyabean straw DM and its fibrous fractions but sheep showed higher intake than goats.

Citation key 
Carneiro et al., 1998