Determining the Nutritional Value of Apple Tree Leaves for Ruminants Using the Nylon Bags Technique
M. Kiyani Nahand, R. Salamat Doust-Nobar, N. Maheri-Sis, R. Bady-Sar, S. Mahmoudi and A. Aali
Corresponding Author: Morteza Kiyani Nahand
Key words: Apple leaf, dry matter, In situ, metabolizable energy, organic matter degradability, ,
Vol. 3 , (2): 87-90
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The objective of this study was to determine the chemical composition, in situ rumen Dry Matter
(DMD) and Organic Matter Degradability (OMD48) of Apple tree leaves. In this study, Apple tree leaves were
collected from the different parts of East Azerbaijan province. Chemical composition including Dry Matter
(DM), Crude Protein (CP), crude Ash (Ash), ether extract, Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), Acid Detergent
Fiber (ADF) and tannin compounds, 92.53, 10.80, 8.6, 9, 23, 15.4 and 1.615%, respectively measured. In situ
rumen degradability was performed with of three Taleshi native male cattle rumen fistulaed in times at 0, 4,
8, 16, 24, 36, 48, 72 and 96 h. Potential degradation (a+b) for dry matter and organic matter were estimated,
91.99 and 91.27%, respectively. Effective rumen degradable dry matter and organic matter at a rate of 0.05/h,
72.40 and 71.30%, respectively were estimated. Metabolisable energy was 11.97 (MJ/Kg DM) for Apple tree
leaves. The studies shown that the apple leaves had high nutritive value and therefore, may serve as potential
supplements for ruminant diets.
Cite this Reference:
M. Kiyani Nahand, R. Salamat Doust-Nobar, N. Maheri-Sis, R. Bady-Sar, S. Mahmoudi and A. Aali, 2011. Determining the Nutritional Value of Apple Tree Leaves for Ruminants Using the Nylon Bags Technique.
International Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 3(2): 87-90.