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Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 593–598 | Cite as

Evaluation of Gmelina arborea Leaves Supplemented with Grasses (Panicum Maximum and Pennisetum purpureum) as Feed for West African Dwarf Goats

  • G.O. Okagbare
  • O.J. Akpodiete
  • O. Esiekpe
  • O.M. Onagbesan
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feed utilization Gmelina arborea Panicum maximum Pennisetum purpureum West African dwarf goats 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G.O. Okagbare
    • 1
  • O.J. Akpodiete
    • 1
  • O. Esiekpe
    • 1
  • O.M. Onagbesan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Animal ScienceDelta State University, Asaba CampusAsabaNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Animal ScienceIRS, University of WalesLlanbadarn CampusAberystwyth, Wales, UK

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