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Le Thi Lan Phuong et al., 2013. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 25 (4): 63

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Le Thi Lan Phuong ; Le Duc Ngoan ; Preston, T. R., 2013. Effects of paddy rice supplementation of Malvaviscus foliage (Malvaviscus penduliflorus) on growth performance of rabbits. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 25 (4): 63

The aim of this study was to determine the effect of paddy rice supplementation on growth performance of rabbits fed a basal diet of foliage of Malvaviscus penduliflorus. Thirty five rabbits (New Zealand * Local) were arranged in a completely randomized design with 5 treatments, corresponding to paddy rice levels of 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4% of live weight. Malvaviscus penduliflorus was fed ad libitum. There was no effect of paddy rice level on feed intake, but weight gain and feed conversion were improved almost threefold when paddy rice supplied half the diet compared with Malvaviscus foliage fed alone. Mortality was 60% when Malvaviscus foliage was the sole diet.

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Le Thi Lan Phuong et al., 2013