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Table 2 Total tract digestibility 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 0.620a 0.625a 0.624a 0.617a 0.585ac 0.548b 0.0143 < 0.0001 0.0016 0.2363
Organic Matter 0.585a 0.590a 0.586a 0.587a 0.550c 0.509b 0.0157 < 0.0001 0.0028 0.2143
Crude Protein 0.648a 0.651a 0.649a 0.675a 0.569a 0.516b 0.0166 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.5166
Neutral Detergent Fibre 0.640a 0.595a 0.631a 0.605a 0.558b 0.494b 0.0231 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.0565
Acid Detergent Fibre 0.614a 0.520a 0.592ab 0.582b 0.442c 0.352c 0.0333 0.01010 < 0.0001 0.1029
Average Daily Gain (ADG) (g/d) 71.3a 75.9a 90.0b 74.6a 57.1c 59.9c 4.49 0.0669 0.0002 0.5147
  1. a, b, c: Means lacking a common letter differ (p < 0.05)