THE NUTRITIVE VALUES OF MORINGA LEAF MEAL IN POST WEANLING PIGS
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The study on nutritive values of moringa leaf meal compared with luecaena leaf meal in Post-weaned pigs was conducted. Seven weeks old pigs (large white x landrace x duroc jersey) were divided into 3 groups of 4 pigs each. Each pigs was randomly fed with experimental diet that was composed with cassava powder (for endogenous nitrogen analysis), powdered moringa Leaves meal and powdered luecaena Leaves meal. The pigs were raised individually in metabolic cages, where feed and water were provided ad libitum, and both feed intake feces and urine weight were recorded. Experimental diets feces and urine were sampled and subjected to proximate analysis for chemical compositions and gross energy. T-test comparison was used for statistical analysis. The results indicated that apparent digestibility of coefficient of dry matter, organic matter, crude fiber, nitrogen free extract and true digestibility of coefficient of protein of moringa leaf meal were higher than those of luecaena leaf meal (P<0.05). In addition, apparent digestibility coefficient of fat and energy, net protein utilization and biological value, digestible energy and metabolizable energy of moringa leaf meal trended to be higher than luecaena leaf meal, but, there were no statistical difference (P>0.05) between 2 groups.
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