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Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 7(10): 910-913
Http://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.aavs/2019/7.10.910.913
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Jamal A. Tawfeeq1*, Hussein A. Al-Omrani2, Rasha M. Shaker3, Zaid R. Hamza1, Sarah F. Abbas1, Raed H. Jabbar1

1Department of Animal Production, College of Agriculture Engineering Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq; 2Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture Engineering Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq; 3Biochemistry Section, College of Dentist, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.

 

Abstract | The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of organic, watery and alcoholic extractions of peppermint and rosemary leaves on in-vitro ruminant digestibility. Three tubes for each treatment with three blank were used and the mean value was evaluated statistically. It was found that after 48 hours of incubations, addition of 200mg of organic extractions for peppermint and rosemary significantly decreased dry matter digestibility (DMD) in contrast with control, by 83.41%, 81.99% and 86.21% respectively, and organic matter digestibility (OMD), 85.23%, 84.27% and 90.19% respectively, while there were no significances for adding 200mg of dried leaves, watery and alcoholic extractions. Results suggested that the addition of peppermint or rosemary as a dried herbage or fresh to ruminants’ diet didn’t alter the rumen digestibility with a high content of crude protein.

Keywords | Peppermint, Rosemary, In-vitro, Digestibility, Ruminants