Maize supplementation of Pelibuey sheep in a silvopastoral system: fodder selection, nutrient intake and resilience against gastrointestinal nematodes.

@article{RetamaFlores2012MaizeSO,
  title={Maize supplementation of Pelibuey sheep in a silvopastoral system: fodder selection, nutrient intake and resilience against gastrointestinal nematodes.},
  author={C Retama-Flores and Juan Felipe de Jes{\'u}s Torres-Acosta and C A Sandoval-Castro and Armando Jacinto Aguilar-Caballero and Ram{\'o}n C{\'a}mara-Sarmiento and Hilda Lorena Canul-Ku},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={145-53}
}
This trial evaluated the effect of maize supplementation on the ingestive behavior, nutrient intake and the resilience against gastrointestinal nematode (GIN) infection of hair sheep in a silvopastoral system containing tropical grasses and legume trees. In addition, it attempted to determine the metabolic cost of the natural GIN infection in supplemented and non-supplemented animals. Twenty-nine 3-month-old lambs (male and female), raised nematode free, were allocated to four groups: I-NS… CONTINUE READING