Mineral status of foreges and grazing goats in West Sumatra, Indonesia : 1. Macro mineral

Fariani, Armina and Warly , lili and Evitayani, Evitayani and Hayashida, Hayashida and Fujihara, Fujihara (2006) Mineral status of foreges and grazing goats in West Sumatra, Indonesia : 1. Macro mineral. Journal Of Food, Agriculture & Environment, 4 (2). pp. 204-206. ISSN 1459-0255

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      Abstract

      This experiment was conducted to study macro mineral status of forages and grazing goats in West Sumatera, Indonesia. The forages evaluate consisting 13 species of grass and 7 species of legume were harvested from 5 different locations during dry and rainy seasons. Blood samples of goats were collected at the same locations through jugular puncture to determine macro mineral status of the animals. Results of the study indicate that mineral concentrations of forages varied widely among speies and seasons. Calcium concentration of forages both in dry and rainy seasons was above the critical value for deficiency of forage phosphorus was found either in dry season (85.7 % for legume and 30.8% for grass) or rainy season (71.4% for legume and 30.8% for grass). Average consentration of forage magnesium in dry season was above the critical level, while in rainy season percentage of Mg deficiency was 28.6% for legume and 23.1% for grass. Percentage of sulfur deficince 30.8% for grass). Data on mineral status of grazing goats showed that in overall the incidence of Ca, P and Mg deficiencies were 4.6,7.7 and 5.7% respectively. This experiment is a part of a series of experiments on the study of mineral status of forages and grazing goats in west Sumatera Indonesia

      Item Type: Article
      Uncontrolled Keywords: macro mineral status,forages,goats,west Sumatera
      Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
      Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture > Department of Animal Science
      Depositing User: Rudi Kule
      Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2013 13:10
      Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 10:37
      URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/2565

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