Effect of Ensiling And Urea Treatment on Nutritive Value of Wild Reed (Phragmites Communis) in Awassi Lambs Feeding on 3- Character Ruminal Fermentation

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Haitham M. Hussian Ali A. Saeed

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    This study was conducted in animal farm belonging to the Animal Resource Department- College of Agriculture - AlQasim Green University using 24 Awassi male lambs at 4-6 months of age and mean initial weight of 20.59 kg, to investigate the effect of ensiling and level of urea (0, 1 and 2%) on ruminal fermentation Character, results pointed out that pH was increased (P<0.01) due to ensiling, values were 6.91 vs. 6.71 for silage and reed respectively, yet it was not affected by the level of urea. Higher (P<0.01) value of ruminal NH3-N was detected in samples withdrawn from lambs fed read treated with high level of urea as compared with untreated silage (10.21 vs. 11.05 mg/100 ml for silage and red respectively). Total Volatile fattty Acid (TVFA) in the rumen was not affected by ensiling (5.67 vs. 5.65 mmol/100 ml) and level of urea treatment. Untreated silage and reed treated with 2% of urea recorded higher pH and NH3-N respectively. Higher pH and TVFA were recorded in samples withdrawn before feeding to be decreased at 3 hours post feeding than it increased after 6 hrs. NH3-N while the recorded higher level in samples withdrawn 3 hours post feeding, then it decreased at 6 hours post feeding, however, it was still higher than those recorded at before feeding.                                                                     

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H. Hussian and A. Saeed, “Effect of Ensiling And Urea Treatment on Nutritive Value of Wild Reed (Phragmites Communis) in Awassi Lambs Feeding on 3- Character Ruminal Fermentation”, JUBPAS, vol. 26, no. 10, pp. 358-365, Dec. 2018.
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