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Table 4 Dry matter intake and nutrient digestibility (Least square means ± standard error of mean) in goats fed diets containing different parts of Andrographis paniculata

From: Effects of dietary supplementation of leaves and whole plant of Andrographis paniculata on rumen fermentation, fatty acid composition and microbiota in goats

  Dietary treatments  
Parameter Control APL APW P value
DMI (g/d) 796.33 ± 4.21 816.10 ± 5.23 827.13 ± 4.50 0.08
DM digestibility (%) 61.87 ± 0.04 66.35+ ± 0.03 66.50+ ± 0.01 0.03
Nutrient digestibility (%)
 Crude protein 43.98 ± 1.57 60.35+ ± 1.55 67.50+ ± 0.07 0.01
 Ether extract 62.71 ± 1.10 64.02 ± 0.19 64.85 ± 0.30 0.64
 Acid detergent fibre 39.42 ± 0.24 40.69+ ± 0.14 40.89+ ± 0.10 0.04
 Neutral detergent fibre 57.53 ± 0.20 60.32+ ± 0.07 60.50+ ± 0.03 0.02
  1. Control basal diet, APL basal diet +1.5% (w/w) Andrographis paniculata leaf powder, APW basal diet +1.5% (w/w) whole plant of Andrographis paniculata powder
  2. +Differ from the control (P < 0.05)