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dc.contributor.authorAkinbamijo, O.O.
dc.contributor.authorDam, J.T. van
dc.contributor.authorTolkamp, B.J.
dc.contributor.authorZwart, D.
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-03T05:26:19Z
dc.date.available2013-07-03T05:26:19Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.citationVeterinary Quarterly;18(1): 26-28
dc.identifier.issn0165-2176
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/33262
dc.description.abstractIn 2 experiments, digestible organic matter intake (DOMI) was studied in 26 adult male West African Dwarf goats given unrestricted access to feed or a restricted diet of pelleted lucerne, ranging from 50 to 140 percent of maintenance requirements. Four goats received ad libitum grass hay and 4 had ad libitum grass straw. Every morning, rectal temperature (RT) was measured before feeding. Plotted against DOMI, RT yielded the following equation (s.e.m. in brackets): RT = 37.56 (<+->0.11) + 0.025 (<+->0.003) DOMI, n=34, r.s.d. = 0.21, R<sup(2)> = 0.67. RT was not significantly influenced by experiment, diet type, or system of feeding, but was affected by energy intake. The lower RT in goats with low DOMI may be related to a decrease in maintenance requirements of these animals.
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceVeterinary Quarterly
dc.subjectWEST AFRICAN DWARD (GOAT BREED)
dc.subjectBODY TEMPERATURE
dc.subjectENERGY REQUIREMENTS
dc.subjectENERGY INTAKE
dc.subjectGOATS
dc.titleThe effect of level of energy intake on rectal temperature and maintenance requirements of West African Dwarf goats
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.subject.ilriGOATS
cg.subject.ilriFEEDS
cg.subject.ilriLIVESTOCK
cg.identifier.statusOpen Access
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01652176.1996.9694608
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA
cg.coverage.regionWEST AFRICA


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