Effect of chickling vetch ( Lathyrus sativus L . ) or alfalfa ( Medicago sativa ) hay in gestating ewe diets

@inproceedings{Poland2004EffectOC,
  title={Effect of chickling vetch ( Lathyrus sativus L . ) or alfalfa ( Medicago sativa ) hay in gestating ewe diets},
  author={Charles Poland and T. Faller and L. Tisor},
  year={2004}
}
Introduction Lathyrus sativus (grasspea or chickling vetch, guaya in Ethiopia, khesari in India) (5) is a common food legume widely grown and eaten throughout many parts of the world . The nutritional composition of L. sativus and L. cicera (two closely related species) is similar to that of other feed grain legumes e.g. field pea (Pisum sativum), faba bean (Vicia faba), lupin (Lupinus angustifolius) . However, Lathyrus spp. can contain a large number of antinutritional substances that can… CONTINUE READING
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