USE OF FOLIAGE FROM RAMON (Brosimum alicastrum Swarth) IN ANIMAL FEEDING

Juan Ángel Rojas-Schroeder, Luis Armando Sarmiento-Franco, Carlos A. Sandoval-Castro, Ronald H. Santos-Ricalde

Abstract


Ramón (Brosimum alicastrum Swarth) is a tree which is commonly used in animal feed in the mexican tropics. It has been used in a traditional way in the feeding of productive domestic species. However, the systematic evaluation of its nutritional value has not been as broad as might be expected. In the present review the reported nutritional value for bovines, ovines, pigs and rabbits is presented. Ramón foliage has a nutritional value suitable for use in the diet of most domestic productive species. However, its use is greater in ruminant species. Specific studies are required to determine with greater precision its energy and protein value in each species of interest.

Keywords


Foliage; ramon; animal nutrition; livestock.

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URN: http://www.revista.ccba.uady.mx/urn:ISSN:1870-0462-tsaes.v20i3.2501



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