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Saltbush (Atriplex halimus), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 38.1 10.8 24.4 58.4 10  
Crude protein % DM 16.7 4.7 6.3 25.5 51  
Crude fibre % DM 16.7 8.8 7.6 32.4 11 *
Ether extract % DM 2.2 0.5 1.4 3.2 15  
Ash % DM 27 4.7 18.4 36.7 50  
Insoluble ash % DM 0.5 0.5 0.2 1.5 7  
Neutral detergent fibre % DM 38.8 10.6 25.3 64.6 23 *
Acid detergent fibre % DM 21.6 7.7 9.7 40.2 42 *
Lignin % DM 8.8 2.6 4.7 14.5 19 *
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 14.6       1 *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 19.9 6.3 8 28.5 32  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2 0.7 0.9 3.2 32  
Magnesium g/kg DM 14.8 3.2 9 19.8 29  
Potassium g/kg DM 52.6 13.8 18.2 80.2 29  
Sodium g/kg DM 46.75   29 66 4  
Chlorine g/kg DM 55.3   17 94 4  
Sulfur g/kg DM 4.8   4 5 4  
Manganese mg/kg DM 70 32 24 106 5  
Zinc mg/kg DM 30   13 50 4  
Copper mg/kg DM 17 5 12 23 5  
Iron mg/kg DM 387 142 148 723 28  
               
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 6   5 8 3  
Tanins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 20 20 2 70 9  
Oxalates g/kg DM 55.8 25.7 26.6 107 11  
               
In vitro digestibility and solubility Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
In vitro DM digestibility (pepsin) % 74 9 57 80 6  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 8         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 6.4         *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 55         *
OM digestibility, ruminants % 57.5   52.9 66.3 4  
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 64.7   34 77.6 4  
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%) % 66       1 *
a (N) % 27       1  
b (N) % 57       1  
c (N) h-1 0.129       1  
Dry matter degradability (effective, k=6%) % 58       1 *
a (DM) % 23       1  
b (DM) % 57       1  
c (DM) h-1 0.097   0.095 0.099 2  
               
Rabbit nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
DE rabbit MJ/kg DM 7         *
MEn rabbit MJ/kg DM 6         *
Energy digestibility, rabbit % 47.8         *
Nitrogen digestibility, rabbit % 121         *

The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation.

References

Abbad et al., 2004; Abu-Zanat et al., 2003; Alibes et al., 1990; Alicata et al., 2002; Alvarez et al., 2008; Bouazza et al., 2012; Boufennara et al., 2012; Davis, 1981; Degen et al., 2010; El Shaer, 2010; El-Adawy et al., 2008; Haddi et al., 2003; Kaitho et al., 1997; Kaitho et al., 1998; Pozy et al., 1996; Salem et al., 2012; Stringi et al., 2009; Tisserand, 1985; van Niekerk et al., 2004; Watson, 1990; Wills et al., 1990; Yaakoub, 2006

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