Intake and digestibility of diets containing extruded castor meal provided to lactating goats
Sueli Freitas dos Santos, Magno José Duarte Cândido, Marco Aurélio Delmondes Bomfim, Diego Barcelos Galvani, José Luis Ramirez Ascheri
Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal
The objective was to evaluate the intake, apparent digestibility and nitrogen balance in dairy goats fed diets containingextruded food-based castor meal (EFCM) in dairy goats. The non-fibrous carbohydrate intake (g / d) was affected (P<0.05), presenting a positive linear relashionship with inclusion level of EFCM. The was no influence of treatment onthe DMD, OMD, CPD, NDFD DEE and nutrients, causing linear effect (P <0.05). As well as in DCNF that showed aquadratic effect (P <0.05). It was observed that the values found for fecal nitrogen, were affected (P <0.05). The resultsindicate that the EFCM despite causing a reduction in digestibility of nutrients, can be used in replacement of soybeanmeal in diets of dairy goats without reductions in nutrient intake, and without providing any damage to animal health.