Woody Plants Eaten by Goats

  • Jorge Ezequiel Hernández Hernández Faculty of Veterinarian Medicine and Animal Care, BUAP, Tecamachalco, Puebla, México
  • Julio César Camacho Ronquillo Faculty of Veterinarian Medicine and Animal Care, BUAP, Tecamachalco, Puebla, México
  • Lorenzo Carreón Luna Faculty of Veterinarian Medicine and Animal Care, BUAP, Tecamachalco, Puebla, México
  • Oscar Villarreal Espino-Barros Faculty of Veterinarian Medicine and Animal Care, BUAP, Tecamachalco, Puebla, México
  • David Galeno Hernández Student of the Faculty of Veterinarian Medicine and Animal Care, BUAP, Tecamachalco, Puebla, México
  • Redimio Manuel Pedraza Olivera Center for the Study of Animal Production and Development (CEDEPA), Faculty of Agricul- tural Sciences, University of Camagüey

Resumen

Fifteen domestic goat raising units from Tehuaxtla and Maninalcings communities in Mixteca poblana, México, were studied to find out which woody plants parts were mainly grazed by goats. Five marked goats were sampled and watched  while grazing.  Each plant part was taxonomically  collected  and classified.  A descriptive  statistical analysis was performed to determine the number of mouthfuls/time/plant species and mouthfuls/time/plant part. A simple variance analysis (ANOVA) was also performed. Differences among mean values were determined by Dun- can’s test. Leaves, flowers, and unripened fruits were the parts most grazed by goats. With regard to woody compo- nents, legumes reached a higher percent (75 %), particularly their leaves (86 %).

Publicado
2018-10-15
Cómo citar
Hernández Hernández, J. E., Camacho Ronquillo, J. C., Carreón Luna, L., Espino-Barros, O. V., Galeno Hernández, D., & Pedraza Olivera, R. M. (2018). Woody Plants Eaten by Goats. Revista De Producción Animal, 25(1), 17-20. Recuperado a partir de https://revistas.reduc.edu.cu/index.php/rpa/article/view/2515
Sección
Manejo y Alimentación