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Table 2 Chemical analysis of the experimental rations

From: Incorporation field crop residues in rabbit rations

Item BH (R1) MBH (R2) SBVH (R3) PVH (R4)
Moisture 9.12 9.15 9.33 9.40
Chemical analysis (%) on DM basis
 OM 89.42 89.69 89.40 89.51
 CP 20.89 20.79 20.69 20.74
 CF 12.17 12.38 14.59 13.22
 EE 2.77 2.45 2.77 2.84
 NFE 53.59 54.07 51.35 52.71
 Ash 10.58 10.31 10.60 10.49
 Neutral detergent fiber NDF) 36.39 36.74 37.03 37.84
 Gross energy (kcal/kg DM) 4170 4163 4166 4175
 Digestible energy (Mcal/kg DM) 2.577 2.560 2.546 2.506
 Non fibrous carbohydrates (NFC) 29.37 29.71 28.91 28.09
  1. Gross energy (kcal/kg DM) was calculated (Blaxter 1968)
  2. Digestible energy (M cal) was calculated (Cheeke 1987)
  3. BH Berseem hay, MBH Mung bean husks, SBVH soybean vein hay, PVH peanut vein hay, NFC non-fibrous carbohydrates were calculated (Calsamiglia et al. 1995)