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Nutritional Analysis of Some Rangeland Species for Camel Browsing at Thatta District of Pakistan

Nutritional Analysis of Some Rangeland Species for Camel Browsing at Thatta District of Pakistan

Asad Ali Khaskheli1*, Gulfam Ali Mughal1, Gul Bahar Khaskheli2, Allah Jurio Khaskheli3, Arshad Ali Khaskheli4, Abdul Samad Magsi5, Ghulam Shabir Barham2, Arab Khan Lund5 and Maqbool Ahmed Jamali4 

1Department of Animal Nutrition, Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam, Pakistan; 2Department of Animal Products Technology, Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam, Pakistan; 3Department of Biotechnology, Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam, Pakistan; 4Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam, Pakistan; 5Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Sakrand, Pakistan.

khaskhelias@gmail.com  

ABSTRACT

Study was conducted at the Department of Animal Nutrition, Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam during the year 2018. Investigation was themed to monitor and assess major nutrients in different camel browse vegetations over Thatta district. Results of current study indicated highest moisture content in Trifolium alexandrinum and lowest in Tamarix gallica. Zea mays contained considerably high organic matter. Capparis deciduas followed by Salvadora oleiodes and Ziziphus nummularia possessed significantly high concentration of crude protein. Further the Prosopis juliflora against Zea mays, in Acacia nilotica versus Alhagi maurorum, in Tamarix orientalis versus Trifolium alexandrinum, Tamarix gallica versus Cordia sinensis (Linn.) crude protein content existed statistically non-significant, but each of above set varied significantly to one another. Trifolium alexandrinum and Zea mays though had statistically similar concentration of ether extract were found prominently higher compared to all other vegetations. Alhagi maurorum was significantly rich in nitrogen free extract. Zea mays held significantly top, while Alhagi maurorum possessed significantly bottom percent of crude fiber. Acacia nilotica and Alhagi maurorum though were statistically similar to each other but found prominently rich in total carbohydrate content. It could be concluded that the thatta district possessed significant influence on most of the nutrients, whereby negative effect on the moisture content and positive on the dry matter was noted. Overall, no considerable influence on nitrogen free extract and total carbohydrate contents but on crude fiber concentration prominent influence appeared. 

 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 51, Iss. 6, Pages 1999-2399

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