Effects of protein supplementation on the consumption of salt cedar in goats.

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dc.contributor.advisor Scott, Cody
dc.contributor.author Garcia, Ruben A.
dc.contributor.other Angelo State University. Department of Agriculture.
dc.creator Garcia, Ruben A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-25T17:01:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-25T17:01:19Z
dc.date.created April 2011
dc.date.issued 2011-05-25T17:01:19Z
dc.date.submitted 2001-04-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/18
dc.description.abstract Saltcedar (Tamarix ramosissima Ledeb.) has encroached upon many Texas riparian and floodplain areas, causing decreases in water quality and plant/animal diversity. The objectives of this study were to determine if (1) goats would increase consumption of salt cedar, and (2) if protein supplementation improved salt cedar intake. Goats (n=20) were randomly selected and divided into 2 separate treatments. Treatment 1 was supplemented daily with a 37% crude protein ration and Treatment 2 (control group) was not supplemented. All treatments were given a basal ration of alfalfa (2.5% BW) and offered salt cedar. Salt cedar intake increased (P<0.05) on a daily basis in both treatments. Protein supplementation did not affect salt cedar intake. Alfalfa intake was similar between treatments. Both treatments gained weight during the study. Collectively, the results of this study suggest that goats will readily consume salt cedar, and protein supplementation has little apparent effect on salt cedar intake. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject salt cedar en
dc.subject Goats en
dc.subject Saltcedar en
dc.subject protein supplements en
dc.subject.lcsh Goats
dc.subject.lcsh Saltcedar
dc.subject.lcsh Proteins in animal nutrition
dc.subject.lcsh Feeding and feeds
dc.subject.lcsh Research
dc.title Effects of protein supplementation on the consumption of salt cedar in goats. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.type.material text
dc.type.genre Thesis
thesis.degree.name M.S.
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Animal Science
thesis.degree.grantor Angelo State University
thesis.degree.department Agriculture
dc.contributor.committeeMember Salisbury, Michael
dc.contributor.committeeMember Engdahl, Gil R.
dc.contributor.committeeMember May, Brain J.

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