SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.41 issue2Nutritional evaluation of vegetable and mixed crude glycerin in the diet of growing rabbitsPerformance of broilers derived from breeder hens fed with diets containing aflatoxins and esterified glucomannan as adsorbent author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia

On-line version ISSN 1806-9290


RODRIGUES, Liziana Maria et al. Roughage digestion evaluation in horses with total feces collection and mobile nylon bags. R. Bras. Zootec. [online]. 2012, vol.41, n.2, pp.341-346. ISSN 1806-9290.

This study aimed to evaluate the nutrient digestibility of roughages in horses with total feces collection and mobile bags. Two trials were carried out simultaneously. The first trial evaluated the digestibility of nutrients of coastcross hay (Cynodon dactylon cv. coastcross) with total feces collection. The second trial assessed the digestibility of nutrients of alfalfa hay (Medicago sativa), peanut (Arachis pintoi) and coastcross hay with mobile bags. This trial was conducted with gastric insertions of nylon bags every 12 hours, and each bag contained 663 mg of feed samples in a proportion of 17 mg DM/cm2. Feces and bags were collected directly from the stall floor immediately after excretion. There was no difference between the digestibility of dry matter, crude protein, carbohydrates and hydrolysable carbohydrates of coastcross hay estimated with feces collection and mobile bags. Forage peanut showed high nutrients digestibility, with values close to those observed with alfalfa, indicating potential for use in diets for horses.

Keywords : alfafa hay; coastcross hay; digestibility; equine; forage peanut.

        · text in English     · English ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License