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Nguyen Huu Tam et al., 2009. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 21 (10): 174

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Nguyen Huu Tam ; Vo Thanh Tuan ; Vo Lam ; Bui Phan Thu Hang ; Preston, T. R., 2009. Effects on growth of rabbits of supplementing a basal diet of water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) with vegetable wastes and paddy rice. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 21 (10): 174

Thirty-two weaned crossbred rabbits (New Zealand * local female) with an initial weight between 900 and 1100 g and 6 and 7 weeks of age were used to evaluate the potential of the market wastes of Brassica species and of a supplement of paddy rice on feed intake and liveweight change. The basal diet was fresh water spinach offered at 10% of liveweight (DM basis). The design was a 2*4 factorial design, the factors being (i) with or without paddy rice and (ii) supplements of cabbage, chinese cabbage, cauliflower or no supplement. The vegetable supplements were offered ad libitum. Paddy rice was given at 50 g/day. Rabbits had higher feed intake and liveweight gain when they were supplemented with paddy rice and when they had access to cabbage, cauliflower and Chinese cabbage, as well as water spinach.

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Nguyen Huu Tam et al., 2009