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Intake and apparent digestibility of Leucaena leucocephala for Santa Inês sheep diet

  • C. Longo (a1), A. A. M. de A. Oliveira (a1), S. P. Gobbo (a1), I. C. S. Bueno (a1) and A. L. Abdalla (a1)...


The use of leguminous forages is an alternative of protein supplementation in animal diets. Leucaena leucocephala (leucaena) is lifelong leguminous forage that can be directly grazed or harvested, offered fresh, hay or silage to animals. Many leguminous show anti-nutritional factors that may reduce the use of these plants in animal diets. Condensed tannin (CT) is one common anti-nutritional factor present in the leucaena. The objective of this work was to evaluate the use of Leucaena leucocephala in Santa Inês sheep diets on intake and digestibility parameters.


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