Effect of Graded Levels of Essential Oil of Zingiber officinale on in Vivo Digestibility of Pennisetum clandestinum and Some Hemato-Biochemicalparameters of West African Dwarf Goat
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- Hay, Digestibility, Essential Oil, Biochemical Parameters, Hematological Parameters
- Hippolyte, Mekuiko Watsop; Fernand, Tendonkeng; Jules, Lemoufouet; Nathalie, Mweugang Ngouopo; Emile, Miegoue; Mama, Mouchili; Bienvenu, Fogang Zogang; Albert, Chounna; Etienne, Pamo Tedonkeng
- The study of the effect of graded levels of the essential oil of Zingiber officinale(ginger) on the in vivo digestibility of the Pennisetum clandestinum (Kikuyu grass) hay and some hémato-biochemical parameters of West African Dwarf goatwas conductedat the University of Dschang. Nine (9) old West African Dwarf goats were used in this study. The periods of adaptation and data collection were respectively 6 and 15 days. After the adaptation, each animal received 900 and 100 g/d hay of P. clandestinum and concentrate respectively, associated with 0 mg essential oil of Z. officinale(FP+ HEZo 0) for group 1 ; 100 mg essential oil of Z. officinale (FP+HEZo 100) for group 2 and 200 mg essential oil of Z.officinale (FP+HEZo 200) for group 3. The samples of 100g of each diet, of faeces and 10 ml of urine were collected for the analyses of the chemical composition and the evaluation of ingestion and digestibility. Also blood samples were obtained from jugular vein of all goats after in vivo digestibility test for the dosage of hémato-biochemical parameters. Results of this study showed that the ingestions of dry matter, organic matter and neutral detergent fiber were significantly (p0.05) influenced by the graded levels of essential oils of Z. officinale in diets. In general, the graded levels of the essential oil of Z. officinale in diets improved ingestion, digestibility of P. clandestinum and biochemical parameters of West African Dwarf goat.
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