SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (SLU)
PhD studies supported by MEKARN
Feeding and forage management systems for smallholder goat productionImproving feed intake of sugarcane and foliage in small ruminants: effect of processing and method of presentation of the feed
Livestock Research Centre,
National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute, Lao PDR.
Contents of the thesis
Completed experiments/published or submitted articles:
Vanthong Phengvichith and Ledin I 2004 Forage production from cassava (Manihot esculenta, Crantz) : Effects of variety and different sources of nitrogen fertiliser applied subsequently after each harvesting on forage and root yield and chemical composition. Manuscript in preparation.
Vanthong Phengvichith and Ledin I 2004 Effect of different levels of wilted cassava (Manihot esculenta, Crantz) on feed intake, digestibility and growth of goats fed a basal diet of Andropogon gayanus. To be submitted to Journal: Animal Feed Science and Technology or Livestock Production Science
Vanthong Phengvichith, Sopha Xaypha and Ledin I 2004 Effect of different levels of cassava hay (Manihot esculenta, Crantz) and different energy supplements on feed intake, digestibility, growth and parasite egg count of goats fed a basal diet of Andropogon gayanus.
Animal Feed Science and Technology or Livestock Production Science
Paper 4: Effect of level of feeding of cassava foliage hay on growth of two different genotypes of local goats and F1 (Local goats * Bacthao).
Authors: Phengvichith, V. and Ledin, I.
Journal: Eg. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences or Livestock Production Science
Do Thi Thanh Van, Ledin I and Nguyen Thi Mui 2002 Feed intake and behavior of small ruminants fed whole sugar cane as a sole roughage with or without concentrate. Animal Feed Science and Technology 100:1-2,79-91.
Do Thi Thanh Van, Ledin I and Nguyen Thi Mui 2004 Effect of method of presentation of different foliages given separately or in mixtures on intake and behaviour of goats. Submitted to Animal Feed Science and Technology in early 2004.
The experiments for papers 3 and 4 will be conducted during 2004 at the Goat and Rabbit Research Center, Sontay, Hatay, Vietnam.