An Assessment of the Nutritive Value of Some Browsing Trees Preferred by Camels in Southern Darfur

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2010
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Kauther Hamid Ali Guja
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University of khartoum
Abstract
This study was carried out on seven tree species highly desired by camels in South Darfur state near Nyala. Proximate Analysis was carried out on twigs of Acacia tortilis (Seyal), Acacia nilotica (Sunt), Balanites aegyptiaca (Hagleeg), Ziziphus spina-christi (Sidir), Combretum aculeatum (Shehat),Cadaba farinose (serih) and Buhinia rufescens (Kulkul). The results showed that Crude protein ranged between 11.37% and 16.23%, crude fiber between 27.94% and 34.64% , ether extract between 1.90% and 3.97%, ash between 4.51% and 8.37% and nitrogen free extract between 36.75% and 46.26% . As Ca, P and Mg contents were 0.75%- 2.06%, 0.051% -0.50% and 0.19%- 0.40%, respectively. The in vitro digestibility of dry matter ranged between 47.55% and 64.77% In concluding the seven tree species are of high nutritional value to camel in south Darfur.
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A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment for requirement of The Degree of M. Sc .in Nutritional Sciences
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University of khartoum Nutritive Value Trees Camels Southern Darfur
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Kauther Hamid Ali Guja, An Assessment of the Nutritive Value of Some Browsing Trees Preferred by Camels in Southern Darfur. – Khartoum : University of Khartoum, 2010. - 56 P. : illus., 28 cm., MS.c