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Table 7 Edible and non-edible offal components of Washera sheep fed natural pasture grass hay supplemented with Millettia ferruginea leaf hay

From: Effect of Millettia ferruginea (Birbra) foliage supplementation on feed intake, digestibility, body weight change and carcass characterstics of Washera sheep fed natural pasture grass hay basal diet

Parameter weight (g) Treatments SEM
T1 T2 T3 T4
Edible offals      
Liver 190b 230a 250a 250a 10.87
Blood 712a 564b 619ab 662ab 46.65
Tongue 78 76.6 86.4 79.8 7.53
Heart 94.3a 84ab 80.3b 92.0ab 5.80
Kidney 51b 49b 59ab 61.3a 3.08
Reticulo-rumen 434 403 425 388 28.77
Omasum 62 65 64.1 56.5 4.67
Abomasum 77.0 84.0 90.0 88.3 10.14
Small intestine 276b 328ab 328ab 374a 29.01
Large intestine 334.4 304.0 361.5 357.7 45.27
Tail 286 208 230 241 70.38
Kidney fat 19.7ab 14.0b 13.8b 21.0a 2.05
Omental fat 10.9 10.8 23.4 16.7 6.59
Non-edible offals      
Lung 177 173 184 190 11.34
Skin and feet 2370 2340 2000 2150 223.29
Spleen 24.1b 26.7ab 28.3a 24.7ab 1.88
Testicle 125.0 94.0 110.0 82.0 21.51
Penis 28.4ab 34.1ab 35.9a 25.0b 3.45
Oesophagus 25.8b 38.3a 33.8ab 23.0b 4.75
Trachea 30.9 37.0 27.1 28.3 7.97
Head 1026 1062 1336 1062 159.43
Gut content 6067 5674 5914 5427 405.13
  1. a,bMeans within a row with different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05); SEM = standard error of the mean; MFLH = Millettia ferruginea leaf hay; T1 = sole natural pasture grass hay fed ad libitum; T2 = 150 g MFLH + natural pasture grass hay fed ad libitum; T3 = 300 g MFLH + natural pasture grass hay fed ad libitum; T4 = 450 g MFLH + natural pasture grass hay fed ad libitum.