Feeding and Working Strategies for Oxen Used for Draft Purposes in Semi-Arid West Africa
This report gives details of 4 experiments, the results obtained and based on these, the recommendations made regarding feeding and working strategies. The four experiments were investigating the energy costs of walking on soils of different consistencies and the efficiencies of doing work, establishing the effects of work on intake, digestibility and rate of passage of feeds in the digestive tract and looking at the effect of body condition before work and weight losses during work on work performances.
- Publisher: International Livestock Research Institute
- ISBN-10: 929146029
- Dewey Decimal: 631.51
- ECHO Library: 631.51 FAL