PAPER TITLE :EFFECT OF COMBINED LEVELS OF PANICUM MAXIMUM AND GLIRICIDIA SEPIUM ON THE ANTI-NUTRIENTS FACTORS’ DI

JOURNAL Of SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY | VOLUME 1 NUMBER 5 2014

Paper Details

  • Author(s) : 1OGUNGBESAN, A.M., 1FASINA, O.E., 2AYUK, A.A. and 3LAMIDI, A.
  • Abstract:

Thirty (30) West African Dwarf does of weaning weight of 5.86 ± 1.20kg, balanced
for weight, and age were used to investigate the effect of combinations of Panicum maximum (Pm)
and Gliricidia sepium (Gs) with cassava offal basal diets on antinutrients’ digestibility. The five (5)
treatments were I (Go) 100% Pm + 0% Gs, II (G 25 ): 75% Pm + 25%Gs, III (G50 ): 50% Pm + 50%
Gs, IV (G75 ): 25% Pm +75% Gs, V (G100 ): 0% Pm + 100% Gs, Highest (P< 0.05) (75.00%) and
lowest (55.80%) digestible oxalate were recorded in G100 and G75 respectively. Highest digestible
phytate (76.44 %), Tannin (77.17%) Saponin (75.00%) and lowest (P < 0.05) Phytate (57.35%),
Tannin (60.70%),and Saponin (58.33%) were observed in Go, G100, Go with G100 and G75 respectively
while the cyanide content was completely digested in all the treatments. The results were not easily
attributable to various combinations but it could be seen that goats can tolerate ANF in both sole
grass and legume as well as basal diet effectively.