Publications in peer-reviewed journals

 

Inthapanya S and Preston T R 2014: Methane production from urea-treated rice straw is reduced when the protein supplement is cassava leaf meal or fish meal compared with water spinach meal in a rumen in vitro fermentation. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 26, Article #159. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd26/9/sang26159.html

Phanthavong V, Viengsakoun N, Sangkhom I and Preston T R 2014: Cassava pulp as livestock feed; effects of storage in an open pit. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 26, Article #169. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd26/9/phan26169.htm

Thang P D and Preston T R 2014: Solar panels for decentralized production of electricity; direct use in a 12V refrigerator requires less energy than when the current is inverted for a 230V AC refrigerator. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 26, Article #171. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd26/9/than26171.html

Ly J, Caro Y, Delgado E, Pok Samkol and Chiev Phiny 2014 An approach to N balance in pigs fed high levels of mulberry and trichanthera leaf meal in the diet.

Revista Computadorizada de Producción Porcina Volume 21, 1 http://www.iip.co.cu/RCPP/211/211_03artJLy.pdf

Dao Thi My Tien, Ngo Thuy Bao Tran, Bui Phan Thu Hang and T R Preston 2014 Performance of common ducks fed an ensiled mixture of banana pseudo stem and taro (Colocacia esculenta) foliage as a supplement to restricted rice bran and ad libitum fresh duckweed; Livestock Research for Rural Development.  Volume 26, Article #193. Retrieved , from  http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd26/11/tien26193.html

Thu Hien P T, Preston T R, Lam V and Khang D N 2014: Vegetable waste supplemented with human or animal excreta as substrate for biogas production. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 26, Article #176. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd26/10/hien26176.html

Phanthavong V, Viengsakoun N, Sangkhom I and Preston T R 2015: Effect of biochar and leaves from sweet or bitter cassava on gas and methane production in an in vitro rumen incubation using cassava root pulp as source of energy. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 27, Article #72. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd27/4/phan27072.html

Inthapanya S and Preston T R 2015: Effect of source of supplementary dietary protein and feed offer level (ad libitum or restricted) on feed intake, digestibility and N balance in local “Yellow” cattle fed rice straw treated with urea as basal diet. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 27, Article #45. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd27/3/sang27045.htm

Manivanh N and Preston T R 2015: Protein-enriched cassava root meal improves the growth performance of Moo Lat pigs fed ensiled taro (Colocacia esculenta) foliage and banana stem. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 27, Article #44. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd27/3/noup27044.html

Silivong P and Preston T R 2015: Effect of water spinach and biochar on methane production in an in vitro system with substrate of Bauhinia acuminata or Bitter Neem (Azadirachta indica) leaves. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 27, Article #57. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd27/3/sili27057.html

Silivong P and Preston T R 2015: Growth performance of goats was improved when a basal diet of foliage of Bauhinia acuminata was supplemented with water spinach and biochar. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 27, Article #58. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd27/3/sili27058.html 

Phuong L T B, Khang D N and Preston T R 2015: Methane production in an in vitro fermentation of cassava pulp with urea was reduced by supplementation with leaves from bitter, as opposed to sweet, varieties of cassava. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 27, Article #162. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd27/8/phuo27162.html

Inthapanya S, Preston T R and Khang D N 2015: Methane production was reduced when cassava root (Manihot esculenta, Crant) was ensiled rather than dried, and when cassava leaves replaced water spinach (Ipomoea aquatic) as the protein source, in an in vitro rumen fermentation. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 27, Article #183. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd27/9/sang27183.htm

Vongkhamchanh B, Inthapanya S and Preston T R 2015: Methane production in an in vitro rumen fermentation is reduced when the carbohydrate substrate is fresh rather than ensiled or dried cassava root, and when biochar is added to the substrate. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 27, Article #208. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd27/10/bobb27208.html

Silivong P and Preston T R 2015: Effect of water spinach and biochar on methane production in an in vitro system with substrate of Bauhinia acuminata or Bitter Neem (Azadirachta indica) leaves. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 27, Article #57. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd27/3/sili27057.html

Sivilai B, Preston T R and Kaensombath L 2016: Feed intake, nutrient digestibility and nitrogen retention by Moo Lath pigs fed ensiled banana pseudo-stem (Musa spp) and ensiled taro foliage (Colocasia esculenta). Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 28, Article #6. Retrieved April 15, 2016, from http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd28/1/boun28006.html

Phanthavong V, Khamla S and Preston T R 2016: Fattening cattle in Lao PDR with cassava pulp. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 28, Article #10. Retrieved April 15, 2016, from http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd28/1/phan28010.html

Inthapanya S, Preston T R and Leng R A 2016: Ensiled brewers’ grains increased feed intake, digestibility and N retention in cattle fed ensiled cassava root, urea and rice straw with fresh cassava foliage or water spinach as main source of protein. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 28, Article #20. Retrieved April 15, 2016, from http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd28/2/sang28020.htm

Triet N M, Khang D N and Preston T R 2016: Methane production from in vitro biodigesters was greater in a “plug-flow” than in a “dome” configuration. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 28, Article #35. Retrieved April 15, 2016, from http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd28/3/triet28035.html

In press

Trinh Thi Lan and Preston T R 2016 Biochar and charcoal as feed additives for striped catfish (Pangasius hypophthalmus). Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 28, Article #084.

Nguyen Van Lanh, Nguyen Huy Bich, Bui Ngoc Hung, Duong Nguyen Khang and Preston  T R 2016 Effect of the air-flow rate on the production of syngas, tar and biochar using rice husk and sawdust feedstock in an updraft gasifier stove. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 28, Article #071.

Porsavatdy Phonethep  and Preston T R 2016 Effect on feed intake, digestibility, N retention and methane emissions in goats of supplementing foliages of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) and Tithonia diversifolia with water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica). Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 28, Article #072.

Manivanh N and Preston RT R 2016 Replacing taro (Colocacia esculenta) silage with protein-enriched cassava root improved the nutritive value of a banana stem ( Musa spp) based diet and supported better growth in local pigs (Moo Laat breed).  Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 28, Article #094. Retrieved from http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd28/5/noup28094.html   

Silivong P and Preston  T R 2016 Supplements of water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) and biochar improved feed intake, digestibility, N retention and growth performance of goats fed Bauhinia acuminata as basal diet. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 28, Article #092. Retrieved from http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd28/5/sili28092.html