Effects of Sex and Level of Leucaena Inclusion In Broiler Mash on Growth, Feed Utilization And Slaughter Characteristics of Rabbits

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1991
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Mtenga L.A
Laswai G.H
Shirima L.L
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Lcucaena (uucu~ leucocepha/Q) is rich in protein of high nutritional quality. The amino acids of this plant are present in a well balanced proportion and compare favourably with those of alfalfa, soyabean and fish meals (Hegarty, 1977). A major limiting factor for effective use of this legume as a rabbit.feed is the presence of a toxic amino acid, mimosine, which has deleterious effects to animals especially non-ruminants when fed in high amounts (Ekpenyong, 1985).
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 56 (1), p. 2-13
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