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The effects of different levels of dryland vetch forage (Vicia villosa) on the fattening performance of Kurdish male lambs and some blood parameters

Taimour Tanha, Mokhtar Fathi, Majid abadi Shahoo

Payame Noor University, Dept. of Agriculture, Iran


Abstract


The aim of this study was to investigate the different levels of dryland vetch forage (Vicia villosa) on the fattening performance of Kurdish male lambs and some blood parameters. For this experiment, 30 lambs with an average weight (41.110 ± 7.395) in the form of A completely randomised design with 3 treatments and 2 groups of 5 replicates was used. Experimental diets include 1) Control A diet (straw forage section + 100% alfalfa) - 2) B diet (straw forage section + 50% alfalfa and 50% vetch) - 3) C diet (straw forage section + 100 % Was fodder vetch). Daily weight gain and ash digestibility between treatments were not affected by experimental diets (P≥0.05), but the feed conversion ratio of mean dry body weight and final weight were affected by experimental diets (P≤0.05). There was no significant difference in fasting blood factors (P≥0.05). Blood analysis after 2 hours of feeding was affected by glucose, triglyceride, and urea (P≤0.05). Digestibility of dry matter, organic matter, protein and crude fat were also affected by NDF and ADF in the experimental diet. But no significant differences were observed between the treatments in terms of ash (ASH) (P≥0.05). He used a hay with straw as a substitute for alfalfa forage in the diet of Kurdish fattening lambs in conditions where the use of alfalfa was not cost-effective or the availability of alfalfa was difficult and he expected even better results in terms of fattening performance.the results showed that this policy can be used in other rural areas.


Keywords: Blood factors, dryland fodder vetch, fat traits, Kurdish lamb, Vilosa cultivar


Contact Address: Taimour Tanha, Payame Noor University, Dept. of Agriculture, The West of Shaid Bagheri, Tehran, Iran, e-mail: tanha1351@yahoo.com


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