Engorde dellamas bajo diferentes regímenes alimentioos

Translated title of the contribution: Fattening in llamas under different nutritional regimes

V. Wilber García, Felipe Antonio San Martin Howard, M. César Novoa, L. L. Enrique Franco

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The present study was carried out at IVITA-Maranganí Experimental Station to evaluate the animal response to fattening in llamas of two ages submitted to different nutritional regimes in two seasons. An irrestricted randomize design with 2 x 2 x 3 factorial arrangement (two ages: 1 and 2; two seasons: rainy and dry; and three nutritional regimes: natural pasture, mixture of phalaris + clover, and mixture ofryegrass + clover) was used. A total of 60 male llamas (30 of one year and 30 of two years old) were used during a 90- day period of fattening. The stocking rate was 5, 10 and 10 animals/ha for natural pasture, phalaris + clover, and ryegrass + clover, respectively. The body weight gain was evaluated at different periods: 0-30, 31-60, 61-90, 0-60 and 0-90 days (d). Differences in body weight gain was observed in llamas of two years old (183 g/d) as compared with those of one year of age (146 g/d; P<0.05) in the period 0-30d. Body weight gain was better during the rainy (l 7lg/d) than in the dry season (136 g/d; P<0.05). The best nutritional regime was ryegrass + clover (199 g/d) and phalaris + clover (182 g/d) as compared to natural pasture (78 g/d; P<0.05). The largest body weight gain was in the period 0-60 d (178 g/d). The best economic merit were was obtained in the ryegrass + clover pasture (5.81 %) and in phalaris + clover (4.29%) in the period 0-60 d. lt is concluded that the largest body weight gain and the best economic merit were achieved in cultivated pastures.

Translated title of the contributionFattening in llamas under different nutritional regimes
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


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