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|Title: ||Effects of Feeding Sun-Dried Yellow Cashew Pulp Based Diets on Performance, Dry Matter and Nutrient Digestibility of West African Dwarf Goats|
|Authors: ||Okpanachi, U.|
Oyewole, B. O.
Egbu, C. F.
Ganiyu, O. Y.
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Publisher: ||Animal and Veterinary Sciences|
|Citation: ||Okpanachi U., OyewoleB. O., Egbu, C. F., Ganiyu, O. Y. Effects of Feeding Sun-Dried Yellow Cashew Pulp Based Diets on Performance, Dry Matter and Nutrient Digestibility of West African Dwarf Goats. Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Special Issue: Issue I: Foundations of Hadronic Mathematics. Vol. 4, No. 3-1, 2016, pp. 7-12. doi: 10.11648/j.avs.s.2016040301.12|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 4;No. 3-1; Pp 7-12.|
|Abstract: ||A study was conducted to study the effects of feeding sun-dried cashew pulp based diets on performance, dry
matter and nutrient digestibility of West African dwarf goats. Twenty growing goats of about 6-7 months, having an average
initial weight of 6.42kg were randomly assigned to the treatments; each treatment had five experimental units. Four diets
containing 0 (control), 10, 20 and 30% dried yellow cashew pulp coded as T₁, T₂, T₃ and T₄, respectively, were compared.
Completely randomized design was used in all the experiments. Data obtained were subjected to Analysis of Variance
(ANOVA) and means that were significantly different were separated using Least Significant Difference (LSD). None of the
performance parameter was significantly affected (P > 0.05) by the inclusion of sun-dried cashew pulp meal. However, crude
fibre and ether extract were significantly affected (P < 0.05) by the inclusion of sun-dried yellow cashew pulp. This study
indicated that sun-dried cashew pulp can be fed to WAD goats up to 30% level of inclusion in diets without an adverse effect
on them. Inclusion of cashew pulp sun-dried to the tone of 30% will also provide a cheaper source of feed and also help to
reduce environmental pollution since the study area is known to be the highest cashew producing state in Nigeria and the pulp
unlike the seed are left to waste during its season. The use of cashew pulp in livestock diet is therefore advocated.|
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