Chemical composition, nutritive value and ruminal degradability of the leaves of Avicennia marina (Mangrove) in dromedary camels

Comparison with Atriplex canescens

G. A. Alhadrami, B. H. Ali, A. K. Bashir

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The objective of this work was to, qualitatively and quantitatively, determine and compare some chemical constituents of two salt-tolerant plants Avicennia marina and Atriplex canescens, and their nutritive value in the desert dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) using the nylon bag technique. The crude protein content in the leaves of the two plants was similar (%10.6-10.7). However, the non-nitrogen content and ash in A. marina represented %1.0 and %20.9, compared to %4.3 and %28.2, respectively, in Atriplex canescens. The crude fat was %2.9 in the former plant and% 1.2 in the latter. The rest of the values in the two plants were similar (crude fibre 18-18.9, cellulose 17.8-18.8, lignin %4.1-4.8). The dry matter in A. marina was significantly higher in the insoluble but fermented matter. The concentration of some essential elements (Cu, Zn and Mn) and macro-elements (Ca, Mg, K and Na) were measured in the leaves of A. marina leaves, and they were found to be poor in some trace elements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-100
Number of pages5
JournalArab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research
Volume20
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2002

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Atriplex canescens
Avicennia marina
nutritive value
Camelus dromedarius
marina
mangrove
chemical composition
leaves
nylon
crude fiber
lignin
fat
dry matter
bags
trace elements
cellulose
deserts
ash
crude protein
desert

Keywords

  • Atriplex canescens
  • Avicennia marina
  • Camels
  • Essential metals
  • Mangrove
  • Nutrition
  • Ruminal bags

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Plant Science
  • Ecology

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