19. Nutritional evaluation of camel browse vegetations at Mithi district of Pakistan

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Asad Ali Khaskheli, Gulfam Ali Mughal Gul Bahar Khaskheli Allah Jurio Khaskheli Arshad Ali Khaskheli Arab Khan Lund Turab Ali Kaurejo Muhammad Usman, Mohsin Khan, Muhammad Arshad Azeem


Investigation was carried out at the department of Animal Nutrition, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam during the year 2018. Study was themed to monitor and assess major nutrients in different camel browse vegetations over Mithi. Results of present study indicated Salvadora oleiodes pertaining significantly (p˂0.05) highest moisture (64.45%) content and Calligonum polygonoides the lowest (6.37%) amongst all vegetations, while dry matter content appeared vice versa. Acacia jacquemontii contained prominently rich (94.75%) and Salvadora oleiodes possessed considerably (p˂0.05) poor (59.40%) concentration of total organic matter, while total inorganic matter was found vice versa. Crude protein in Capparis deciduas was recorded considerably (p˂0.05) high (21.94%) and in Acacia nilotica it was low (6.68%). Senegalia senegal (3.10%), Acacia jacquemontii (2.45%), Simmondsia chinensis (0.95%) and Salvadora oleiodes (0.50%) possessed prominently linear trend for ether extract. Nitrogen free extract was considerably high (p˂0.05) in Calligonum polygonoides (62.04%) and significantly (p˂0.05) low in Salvadora oleiodes (24.94%), while Ziziphus nummularia (48.95%) varied significantly (p˂0.05) from Sesamum indicum (47.95%). Crude fiber concentration was abundant in Acacia jacquemontii. Concentration of total carbohydrate level was prominently high (p˂0.05) in Calligonum polygonoides (81.19%) and in Salvadora oleiodes it was low (45.74%). Present study concludes that the Mithi district do not support the moisture content but it do have positive influence on the dry matter, inorganic matter and ether extract contents, whereby Senegalia senegal appeared considerably rich in organic matter, Cordia sinensis (Linn.) in total inorganic/mineral matter and Calligonum polygonoides in carbohydrate contents.  

Keywords: Browsing; Nutrient; Shurbs; Trees; Vegetation


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