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Gum arabic tree (Acacia senegal), leaves, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 40.8 6.1 28.3 48.3 7  
Crude protein % DM 23.8 4.7 14.5 33.4 43  
Crude fibre % DM 18.2 3.3 14.4 25.4 19  
NDF % DM 36.5 7.9 24.9 51.0 28  
ADF % DM 20.7 5.8 13.3 34.2 30  
Lignin % DM 7.0 2.3 3.6 14.6 29  
Ether extract % DM 3.6 0.9 2.2 5.4 19  
Ash % DM 12.0 2.9 6.1 18.8 41  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.1         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 27.4 10.7 14.4 43.7 8  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.0 1.2 0.8 4.7 8  
Potassium g/kg DM 12.9 5.3 7.3 21.6 5  
Magnesium g/kg DM 3.8 1.5 2.6 6.1 5  
               
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 21.4 59.9 0.0 217.0 13  
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 11.4 21.7 0.0 54.2 6  
               
In vitro digestibility and solubility Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, pepsin-cellulase % 78.3 5.9 66.0 85.7 14  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 83.1         *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 80.0         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 14.5         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.4         *
a (N) % 16.7   16.3 17.0 2  
b (N) % 48.5   23.9 73.0 2  
c (N) h-1 0.069   0.031 0.107 2  
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=4%) % 47         *
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%) % 43   25 89 2 *

The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation.

References

Abdulrazak et al., 2001; CIRAD, 1991; Fall Touré, 1991; Osuga et al., 2007; Rubanza et al., 2005; Sanon et al., 2008; Wilson et al., 1963

Last updated on 19/09/2016 13:51:17

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