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Table 1 Intake of uninfected (U) or infected (I, with H. contortus) Creole kids eating: Dichanthium spp. hay + alfalfa pellet (A); Dichanthium spp. hay + L. leucocephala pellet (L); Dichanthium spp. hay + (25% L. leucocephala pellet + 75% alfalfa pellet; 25 L); Dichanthium spp. hay + (50% L. leucocephala pellet + 50% alfalfa pellet; 50 L)

From: Evaluation of nutraceutical properties of Leucaena leucocephala leaf pellets fed to goat kids infected with Haemonchus contortus

     Treatment      P-value  
Item U-A I-25 L I-50 L I-A U-L I-L SE Treatment Diet Infection
Dry Matter g/d /Live Weight 0.75 77.0ab 82.0 a 78.9a 73.6b 79.3a 70.8b 2.27 0.0024 0.0037 0.0289
Dry Matter g/Live Weight 41.5ab 44.0a 42.9b 39.9a 42.4a 39.2b 1.18 0.0370 0.0286 0.1269
Digestible Dry Matter/Live Weight 0.75 48.2a 51.7a 49.5a 45.8a 46.8a 39.6b 1.99 < 0.0001 0.009 0.0440
Dry Matter, g/d 497.4b 535.0b 466.5a 497.2ab 521.8b 414.7c 25.05 0.0079 0.0119 0.0189
Organic Matter, g/d 455.1b 489.1b 425.5a 454.5ab 481.0b 381.8c 22.89 0.0098 0.0134 0.0158
Crude Protein, g/d 83.7c 108.2b 84.1c 90.8a 102.9b 86.1ac 5.34 0.0078 0.0012 0.1690
Digestible Crude Protein g/Live Weight 0.75 8.7a 9.9a 8.4b 8.0a 7.5a 6.6c 0.56 < 0.0001 0.0015 0.3743
Neutral Detergent Fibre, g/d 298.7a 292.9a 295.0a 269.4a 283.9a 217.5b 13.76 < 0.0001 0.0010 0.0039
Acid Detergent Fibre, g/d 173.4a 157.0a 168.7a 159.6a 144.9a 110.9b 7.68 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.0097
Consumption index, g feed/g Daily Growth 7.0b 6.3ab 6.9a 6.5ab 9.2c 7.2b 0.50 0.0152 0.0396 0.0366
  1. a, b, c: Means lacking a common letter differ (p < 0.05)