Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 5, Issue 2,2007
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Effect of feeding urea–treated wheat straw on body weight gain and biochemical metabolites of young camels


S. I. Al-Sultan

Recieved Date: 2006-12-28, Accepted Date: 2007-04-02


Spraying of urea solution (0.1g/ml) in water to wheat straw at a concentration of 40 g/kg resulted in two-fold increase in protein content of straw. Feeding of urea-treated straw to camels significantly increased weight gain compared to camels fed on straw only. Lack of adverse effect of feeding urea on liver, heart and muscle-specific enzymes suggested that feeding urea at this concentration could be tolerated.


Camel, urea-treated, wheat straw, enzyme

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2007
Volume: 5
Issue: 2
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 202-203

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