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Using Treated Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala) Leaves as Supplements to Thai Brahman Cattle Giving a Basal Diet of Rice Straw

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Author(s): T. Jetana | C. Vongpipatana | S. Usawang | S. Sophon

Journal: Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
ISSN 1680-5593

Volume: 10;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 1054;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Brahman cattle | Leucaena | Leucaena | Poly Ethylene Glycol (PEG) | rain tree pod | rice straw | Thailand

ABSTRACT
Four male Thai Brahman cattle (261±3.2 kg; 24-36 months old) were fed rice straw as a basal diet and Leucaena treated in one of three methods: untreated (control), Leucaena treated with NaOH solution, Leucaena+PEG (Poly Ethylene Glycol). Using Leucaena treated with NaOH solution as a supplement improved (p
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